Seems like I am all over the place these days and it's quite difficult to just sit down and get some sewing done. The solution to this is always to bring something small that you can do/make and will fit in your bag :-) Well...kindda went overboard with that concept this time around.
I have been meaning to master vintage pattern making from the 40's/50's for quite some time now, and there have been a few attempts. Due to the lack of a proper dress form, and not having the talent to fit myself (by myself lol), my tries have been quite frustrating. Thus, whilst I am saving up for this wonderful tool/sewingfriend, this little one will do just fine. These are very affordable on Ebay, and although it has the biggest armhole part, and it is so small that I use a beading needle to sew the stitches... it does what it's suppose to do.
So, the other night at the ranch, I drafted and sewed, adjusted, fitted and finalized a basic sloper for my little friend. Her name is Wanda. Because I wanda what will come out of all of this. :-D
I used the wrong cloth, so excuse the frays. The little pattern can be seen in the background.. aren't those armholes just ginormous? Such large arms for such a tiny lady!
♥Oh! Before I leave you with a magazine... please check out my very lovely (and vintagey!) cousin Rachel David's first published article as a fashion intern HERE :-) Guess what is about? You got it! Vintage Couture!