Saturday, December 28, 2013

January, 2014 MAGAM Challenge!



To get started as well as feed my vintage sweet tooth I will be making  McCall's 3839 - a vintage shirtwaist dress.  I am delighted to have found this pattern on Etsy thanks to my new friend "Sugar" from a quilting forum.  I am much happier with this shirtwaist pattern than the one I originally chose and am excited at the possibilities.


http://www.sewandcro.com/make-a-garment-month-challenge/

This dress will be a day dress to wear doing chores on our budding small family farm so it's not about being cute but functional, you feel me?  Drop by mid-month and see how it's going and I'll be sure to visit your site too.

Cheers,

Lyric
www.sewandcro.com

8 comments:

  1. I love shirt waist dresses. And they are so comfortable to wear.
    Look forward to seeing what you make.

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  2. Wonderful way to start the New Year...love the 40s fashions too! Can't wait to see it completed!

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  3. This dress is going to have an interesting twist - the fabric is so not vintage - it's going to look great :)

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  4. I so enjoy shirt waist dresses! A day dress... can't wait to see it :) m.b.

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  5. Ha, Lady Sarah, "vintage" fabric - I wish. We are poor as church mice and have the nerve to be trying to build a small family farm. Then again, that's WHY we are building it to be more self sufficient.

    I am a stay-at-home semi-new wife and working to make and do things on the least amount of $$ as possible (that's proving interesting). Anywho, this "fabric" is a repurposed bedsheet!!!! I stumbled upon the concept and fell in love. After all, a big ole bedsheet is simply yards of cotton fabric.

    Yaaaa whooo.

    Thanks SewBlessed, Remembering OZ, and AnInventedWardrobe for stopping and writing to me. I'll be sure to check out your blogs/January projects as you post.

    Have a great week all.

    Cheers,

    Lyric

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  6. I love shirt dresses too. I bought the lisette pattern, (simplicity 2246) years ago but haven't made it yet because....I have never tried to make buttonholes so far ! Shame isn't it ? But I swear it will be one of my challenges for 2014 !
    Your fabric is fun : we can't actually see it on the picture here, but on your blog, we see the lions ! Great find !
    Good luck !

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  7. Excited to see how it turns out!! What an adorable dress around the farm!

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  8. Thanks Stoney.

    Hey Karine, I've been revisiting bound buttonholes the last couple of weeks and you know what . . . I "get it". For some reason I am thinking they will be easier than regular buttonholes (we are off grid and I do not have/use an electric sewing machine so no buttonholers for me). You might want to give them a try. I think they look so much classier than regular buttonholes.

    Cheers,

    Lyric

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