January 23, 2013
What’s Coming Up For 2013 on Retro Pattern Review!
I’ve been going through my pattern stash and planning some of my upcoming sewing projects – I thought I’d share what I’ve got planned!
I realized that I’ve done a lot of Simplicity Retro Pattern Reviews previously, so I am going to make sure I bring you more reviews from other brands as well.
I have been in love with this pattern ever since I acquired it a couple of years ago, and I’ve decided this is going to be the year I finally get it sewn. This pattern is from the 40s, but I think it’s a really timeless look.
I really dig the button look on the shoulders, so this is one I’d definitely like to make up as well. I’d like to find some striped fabric to do something similar to the look on the envelope.
Although I’ve done a fair amount of hand embroidery, I’ve never tried smocking – time to learn!
Ella’s starting to really get into Barbies, so I am thinking some sweet retro Barbie duds will definitely be in order.
I am thinking that this hooded robe done out of stretch terry will be super practical for Ella, especially as a swimsuit cover up come summer.
This one I plan to get to sooner rather than later, as it would be a good dress for the remainder of winter.
These pedal pushers are utterly adorable and will be fantastic for spring/summer. If this pattern turns out well, I can see myself doing up this one in a few different prints!
I think the dress with the sailor style collar is fantastically cute – this will be another good one for summer, I think!
I do plan to do some sewing for my husband and older daughter as well – so stay tuned for those Retro Pattern Reviews as well! What sewing projects do you have planned for this year?