I only made it to Dressew Supply while in Vancouver but I did pick up a couple of beauties.
This is the vintage 1953 Simplicity pattern that I kept from the Pattern Pyramid Giveaway. I found a Chinese “silk” brocade. Okay, it’s not really silk but I loved the print and colour so much. I’m going to consider it a wearable muslin since I will be grading up this pattern.
I know this photo does not do the colour justice. It’s a midnight blue crushed velvet for my Gertie coat. Stein loved this fabric and colour. He thought crushed velvet looked better than the flat (or whatever uncrushed velvet is called). I figured it would hide my mistakes better. 🙂
I also bought lining. Boring charcoal so no photos. Stein suggested a colourful lining but since I’m already making a long crushed velvet coat I don’t think I need more drama.
I’m actually nervous and excited about starting these projects. Gertie’s coat sewalong has come at a perfect time.
What are your fall/winter sewing plans?
What I’m listening to: I’m Not Talking by A.C. Newman