So . . . which one should I make?
A sweet little wrap dress with side buttons,
|1943 Wrap Dress|
Or a sweet little tennis-ish dress with side buttons?
|1935 One Piece Sports outfit|
A few thoughts to help you along,
I have fabric for the first one. In fact, I think I have oodles of possible fabric choices to choose from and I possess the perfect covered button kit to finish it off with. If you're wondering, yup, the short sleeved version. I can't resist a cute little cap sleeve.
For the second, I would have to buy some fabric. I have 1.5 yards of white linen but that would only be enough for the skirt. I could probably find a bit more linen to make up the rest. However, the Dreamstress recently posted details of Challenge #8 for Sew Fortnightly.
Everyone loves a day at the beach, and the sea has inspired and influenced fashion for millennia. This challenge is all about nautical fashions, whether you make BC pallas and stola to wear at a Roman seaside resort town like Pompeii, something for Cleopatra to lounge in as she barged down the Nile (rivers count as nautical), an outfit for a Viking to keep them warm on a longboat as they explored Newfoundland, a ship to perch on a towering 1770s hairdo, a chemise to be worn in a Regency bathing vehicle, mid-Victorian seaside promenade dresses, late Victorian woolen bathers, or 1930s beach pajamas to wear on the sands of the Cote d'Azure.
I think you'll all agree that in a crisp white linen with navy blue topstitching, this would be perfection. But I think you'll also all agree that the first dress could very well make a girl's life in a nice, floaty silk charmeuse.
So tell me, my people. What ever shall I do?
Also, tell me what you'd make if you were/are entering. You can find the rest of her patterns at Eva Dress.
Maybe this would be a good time to do my first giveaway. Leave me a comment telling me which dress I should make for a chance to win . . . a whiny baby who needs to go to bed. How could you resist an offer like that??
No, really. I swear. I shall do a giveaway. How about a pair of tea towels I can't post pictures of? Yes. Let's do that. Valentine tea towels in argyle no less. You'll have to take my word that they are fabulous. But if that's not good enough, I'll leave the contest open until January 31st, giving you a chance to see the fabulousness of said tea towels before you make up your mind to end.
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Was that English? I can't always be trusted to properly articulate what I mean. Let me know in the comments if you're confused. (And no, that's not an extra entry, sorry.)