Wednesday, April 11, 2012

...and the Winner is...!

Well it's about time I announce the winner of my "vote and win"!

First I counted all the votes, and Option 3 was the clear winner:

I am so excited about it! 18 people voted for it (it was possible to vote for up to two patterns). So then I let the "True Random Integer Generator" choose a number:

  7Powered by RANDOM.ORGSo the seventh person to vote for number three wins this pattern! Congratulations to Meeka Sorensen! And this is what she wrote:

"Gorgeous coat & dress.  I followed the RTW sew-along and admired your coat then.  
As far as the next project, I think Option 3 is great for 2 reasons: 1) because I think it would be very flattering on you and 2) because I think it will be very flattering on me ;) as I have a very similar body type.  heh heh"
Perfect! :-)

I will start tracing the pattern tomorrow, which is a first challenge - see the photo above... I'm not sure when I will start sewing it - but it shouldn't be too long from now and I will start looking for the right fabric immediately. Since this is a thirties dress again I will be using my vintage sewing book as a guide as with the previous 30's dress. Of course I will again be posting the making of this little jacket-dress-combo in step-by-step detail and add several tutorials.

As you see at the top of this post, this dress even made it to the front cover of the magazine, it is the gorgeous blue one...
....and here is the description in the magazine:

Here is the translation:
Quilting of different kinds will be worn frequently this spring and summer as fashionable decoration. For more casual wear, a special kind of quilting with cording is preferred, as seen in the detail sketch above.
K 36139. Dress with little jacket. (Pattern: XXII, for 92 cm (= 36 1/4 inch) bust on sheet B.)
A loose, short jacket with cord-quilting is complementing the princess-shaped dress made from a light-colored wool fabric or linen. The collar and sleeve-cuffs are to be cut with a cloth allowance of 3/4 cm (= 1/4 to 3/8 inch), and the skirt side panels with a cloth allowance of 1 cm (3/8 to 1/2 inch). The pocket piece is to be sewn left on left side to the skirt side panel, then a cord is to be put between the two layers and a line of basting to be done right along the cord, (See detailed picture). The lower layer is to remain entirely flat, the upper layer is being pushed up and laid over the cord. After this quilting is done with a one-sided sewing-foot, the remaining three cords are added below it. At the height of the pleat, the front dress piece and and the side front dress pieces are sewn together. Above the pleats the side panels with the pockets are applied, paying attention to the pocket slit. The yoke pieces are to be sewn to the eased-in dress panels at bust height. When closing the shoulder-, side- and sleeve seams, a slit is to be left open at the left side, for a snap button closure. The neck and front slit is secured with a strip of bias tape, collar and sleeve cuffs to be sewn under bias tape. Button and loop for the collar. The back pleats of the jacket are to be sewn together for the length of 11 cm (= 4 3/8 inch). Set in the sleeve matching seam to seam.
For bust size 92 cm (36 1/4 inch) you need about 5,10m of fabric, 80 cm wide (5,5 yards, 31,5 inch wide...).

Yes, I know, this is a terrible translation, but I can tell you one thing - it isn't any easier to understand in the original! But don't worry, we'll go slowly and figure it all out. I've been there before, and it all sounds weird at first, but makes perfect sense in the end.
Well then, I can't wait to get started! But first I still owe you the post about my hand-sewn leather gloves:

...and a recycle-project for the refashion co-op will follow asap!
I was away from my sewing machine and internet for a while and it sure feels good to be back!
See you soon!


  1. YAY!!!!! So excited.  I can't wait to see your finished product AND to receive the pattern tracing!!!!!

  2. Francine Johnson McGeeOctober 8, 2013 at 3:34 AM

    I have just found your blog today. I saw your wonderful and fashionable resize of your coat on Pinterest and have been reading your blog for several hours now. You really are an excellent seamstress. I hope one day to be so accomplished.