Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eenie Meenie

Because I love contests and because I've yet to sew up anything from the wonderful reproductions over at Eva Dress, I'm doing this.

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.

For additional entries, tell me what you would like to sew from Eva Dress's patterns (or have someone sew for you), share this blog post on twitter, share it on Facebook, or become a follower of my blog. Come back and leave me comments and I'll put in an entry for you on each comment left.

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.)

14 comments:

  1. I personally loooove the second one.

    And no, I don't want the baby... I hear he eats camera equipment

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    1. That's your loss, woman. This kid is cute!

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  2. Number 2 with the caveat that I'm not sold on the collar. Without the collar it is perfection. Number 1 with cap sleeves is adorable, but lets be honest, the more buttons a piece of clothing has the less likely I am to wear it. Yes, I am aware that I'm a lazy heifer.

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    1. I am a lazy heifer in my own right. I certainly can't throw shade your way. lol The collar can be altered, however. Do you have suggestions for what shape would be cuter?

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  3. Even smaller would work. The more I look at it, the more I wonder if it could also be the picture's fault. Tell me the collar doesn't look like a bikini top she's wearing a little too high. A collar should not be as big as something made to hold boobs or you will get hit in the face every time the wind blows lol

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    1. I think you're right and actually, I was thinking the same thing. They look like they would abuse me if I broke into a run. Of course I never break into runs so that's a moot point but they could and that's problematic.

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  4. Hands down, I'm voting for the 1st one. I LOVE that dress! It would be so versatile, there'd be plenty of places to wear it. The other tennis-ish dress is cute, but more limiting imo. I could be wrong, but then I'm up north where the morning temp will be, and is currently, -40 C (that's about the same in F too!) Oh, your little one IS definitely cute; but I've already got 2 testosterone-loaded, whiny, bundles!!

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    1. I live in GA where I could sport sweat to death wear from about April until November and sporadically outside of that. It's haaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwt here! But I think you guys are going to make me do two entries. I can feel it already.

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  5. The wrap dress! the wrap dress! I lurve it so very much!

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    1. When my child horks up the card reader and/or amazon sends me another, I will post pics of the fabric possibilities.

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  6. The first one is pure gorgeousness- I think I would feel glamorous wearing it. The second one (sans collar) in a crisp white linen would make a marvelous summer outfit. Hmmm... I vote for #2 I guess as I am always a sensible gal! ~L

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  7. I vote for the 1st dress. I love it! Without the sleeves though.

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  8. I love the wrap dress. You have the material, it's versatile and it's cute. All the right notes.

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  9. Another un-original vote for the first one with the cap sleeves.

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