Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge and MAGAM …

I can’t turn down a good Challenge!

I have slowly realized that I am not one to make New Year’s Resolutions … in life or in my sewing.  Instead, I just blather away about all the things I want to try this year … sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t … sometimes I plan one thing and it ends up being another!

I am finding though, being exposed to so many new things on these wonderful sewing blogs, that there are many, many “Challenges” out there and I am having a difficult time saying “No”.  Give me a Challenge and I will sign on!

So that is how I find myself signed up for FOUR Challenges in 2015 – this is going to be so fun!  There’s the RTW Fast 2015 and Jungle January and the 2015 Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge! and the Make A Garment A Month Challenge!  I think I can do it all… really!   Seriously!

I already roared through the Jungle January Challenge.   Yippee!  Now I have to conquer the RTW Fast, the MAGAM Challenge (that one might be difficult!) and the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge.

I have a few vintage sewing patterns, given to me by my sister, that I could sew up.  (Thank you, Rose!)  I would like a vintage dress.  I would like a few actually.  I am unsure though how much time I have this year for sewing up vintage dresses.  So give me a hand here … which dress should I sew up first?  Let me know and I will start hunting through my fabric stash!

1989 - lots of bodice variations.  I'd probably make the short sleeve version.

1989 – lots of bodice variations. I’d probably make short sleeves or a 3/4’s length sleeve.

1978 - a little plain for me.  Would have to be short sleeves too and a nice fabric.

1978 – a little plain for me. Would have to be short sleeves or a 3/4’s length sleeve  too.

1980 - looks plain but a nice fabric would really show it off!

1980 – looks plain but a nice fabric would really show it off!

1989 - I would have to leave out the shoulder pads - sorry!

1989 – I would have to leave out the shoulder pads – sorry!

1980 - would have to find a nice fabric for this one too!

1980 – again, no should pads please!

Here’s some more patterns from the 2 boxes my sister gave me …

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Now these are not vintage, but they are “retro” patterns.  (click on one photo to start)

What do you think … can I pull off all these Challenges? and which vintage dress should I do first?  Love to hear from you!

Happy Sewing!

Whoot! Whoot! Whoot!

It’s time to announce the winners of last week’s giveaway!  I used a List Randomizer on Random.org to pick the winners.  I typed in all your names, pressed “go” and it randomly sorted your names, with the first two names being:

1. UtaC
2. Sewing with Scoobys

I did the same for my two pattern names and came up with this:

1. Simplicity 9224
2. McCalls 4106

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

So that means UtaC won Simplicity 9224.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Sewing with Scoobys won McCalls 4106.

Congratulations!

Ladies please email your mailing address to me at imadeit362436 (at) gmail (dot) com.  And thank you all for playing along with me!

Now for some more exciting news (for me only, I suppose)!!  It’s karma, it’s zen, it’s fate….  PatternReview’s newest contest for November is “The Handbag Contest”. MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE THING TO POSSESS… HANDBAGS!

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