Well to continue my "Marji Weekend", I haven't and probably won't be sewing at all this weekend. I need to clean...yeah, I know I was suppose to do that yesterday but rested instead...because Marji will be here later this afternoon.
I have, however, been thinking about my Thanksgiving project. Even though I'm not off the Friday after Thanksgiving, it's a light day at work and I will be home early. And since my family lives locally I don't have to travel more than 15 minutes to get to my sister's for Thanksgiving Dinner, I will have most of the morning and afternoon to do a little pre-sewing.
Usually I pick one involved project so that I can take the time to work it out. I was floundering around wondering what it should be, nothing really striking my fancy until the Simplicity 6461 vintage pattern arrived from Lisa.
I have an awesome steel gray Italian tropical wool that I bought from Metro Textiles several months ago that would make up nicely in this pattern.
I haven't sewn a vintage pattern in a minute so this has really piqued my interest. I am going to make the collarless jacket with the three-quarter sleeves and the coordinating dress. Interestingly, the dress has no lining. I guess full slips were the thing in the 60s. However, I will be adding a lining to the dress and I need to find a trim to add to the jacket front. If there is enough time, I will make a coordinating lined straight skirt from my TNT skirt pattern and a silk tank top from this pattern:
to make a little wardrobe unit. This of course will give me some flexibility when wearing the pieces to work.
The skirt and tank top are the easy sews...I hope to concentrate all of my energy on the jacket and dress...so now that a project has been decided upon...I live for the weekend! *LOL*
Marji will be here later this evening so I will have more to share tomorrow! And I have one quick question, has anyone seen this pattern (Advance 3073) in a larger size (40-44)?
If so, would you kindly point me to the internet spot or would you be willing to sell it to me? I really want to make this outfit up!
Hope everyone has a great sewing weekend!!!