Monday, April 9, 2012

The 1912 Project

So college totally cuts into my sewing time but it's almost summer and I couldn't let a great opportunity like this get away. The Vintage Pattern Lending Library is hosting the 1912 project where they are recreating patterns from 1912 issues of La Mode Illustree, which was a weekly pattern magazine that included a few patterns in each issue. I just requested my first pattern, a slip with lace insertion and a very wide pleated hem. I'm not sure a) when I will get the pattern or b) when I will get the chance to sew it up but I'm super excited. I have 3 weeks of class and 1 week of finals standing in my way but hopefully I can start sewing when I'm home. Maybe once this is done and I find a summer job to get money I can make up a corset and then start on some skirts and blouses.