I really have been wanting to get more into 20th c. fashion. I think it's beautiful, yet I have very little experience in it. I thought I should start from some patterns. I recently bought two from Decades of Style:
|1940's New England Dress|
|1948 Siren Sundress|
I already have the fabric for the New England dress. I actually got it long before I ever knew what I was going to make with it. It just spoke to me and I snatched it up from my local fabric store's clearance section.
|My baby. MINE.|
I'm going to get some big red heart buttons to go on the bib parts of the dress. Like these one from Etsy.
|via Bohemian Findings|
I haven't found a fabric for the Siren Sundress, but I'm thinking something bright and cheerful like polka dots. I have a thing for polka dots...and hearts.
For the New England dress I'm making a test dress to make sure I get all the kinks out before I cut up my real fabric. I already know I'll have to shorten the waist and skirt (I'm petite and short-waisted). I'm using this poly-cotton blend of gingham-plaid-stuff. It's red and navy.
|Le cut out bodice pieces.|
|Le fabric close-up.|
This is exciting!