Monday, January 17, 2011

What I'm Working On...

This week's outfit ticks several boxes of things I am working on....  First, we are stepping back a decade to 1933.  Originally, I was saving this pattern to be a bonus pattern to the Sewing Through the Decades Challenge but it's perfect for this week for several reasons:

1) It's an EvaDress pattern and they've just announced a competition for sewing up their patterns (with a prize of $100 to spend in their store! eep....more patterns! yippeeee...definitely worth the work to enter!!)  Check out the competition rules here but basically you just need to sew up one of their patterns between 15 Jan (this last Saturday) and 15 March and send in your photos.  Then people vote on Facebook for the winners!

2) This pattern fits in with my Sewing Through the Decades Challenge as the pièce de résistance is the blouse/jacket...

3) This pattern fits with the Hepburn & Hepburn Challenge that I am also doing as this pattern is from one of the first movies that Katherine Hepburn starred in!


4) This pattern fits with this week's theme for the Sew Weekly Challenge as it's about a movie which features unrequited love (and all sorts of other love issues).

Phew! Not to mention that I've been so curious as to what this pattern will actually be like to sew!  So, without further ado...this is what I've started sewing this past weekend and continuing on with this week:

You may recognize the pattern as it was featured in a past issue of Threads magazine.

I'm sewing the jacket/blouse with a superfine wool that is a olive/brown small herringbone:

And the skirt I'm sewing up in a brown viscose stretchy fabric!

Can't wait to see how this turns out!


  1. My goodness, your projects are inspiration for me post-baby! That is an amazing ensemble - I really can't wait to see it made up.

  2. Well done for finding a project that ticks so many boxes. I think it will look great, and you can be certain that no one will have anything like it!

  3. Beautiful fabric and I like the direction you are taking.

  4. Very cool, can't wait to see how it turns out.

  5. Blimey,talk about killing several birds with one stone! Fabulous, can't wait to see it made up!

  6. That jacket is outrageously wonderful. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  7. OOOOH! I've drooled over that pattern on Eva Dress for ages. The only thing that has kept me from buying it is the early to mid 30s really does not suit my figure (too much hips and caboose! ;) lol.). But I cannot wait to see your creation (and envy you! ;)!!!

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  8. And how is it that I had no idea about Eva Dress Patterns? I'm completely out of the loop there. Thank you so for the link and what a fabulous pattern you've picked! I actually do remember seeing this in the issue of threads. It will look like a dream, I'm quite sure!


  9. Oh my wow, Debi! I cannot wait to see this one. :) Beautiful!

  10. This is going to be AWESOME. I've wanted that pattern for a long while now. Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

  11. Major pattern envy here! ;-) What a great look, can´t wait to see what you put together!

  12. Whoah - that looks like a real challenge! I am really looking forward to seeing your outfit!

  13. Oh my God! You have the power of an earthquake! Please share with us the secret to getting a little bit of that energy .... This new project has me totally intrigued, I can not wait .....

  14. Quite curious and excited to see the jacket completed. The illustration is gorgeous but it looks complicated. I know you'll do a great job with the beautiful fabric.

  15. Oh, sweetiepie.


    Definitely the best one yet. The fabric is amazing, and so well-suited to the pattern. You did a wonderful job on it, and it is your best work to date. I hope to see you in it often, as it looks AMAZING on you!

    Well, done, my Love.


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