Have you heard of owop?
'One pattern one week'
It will be the first sewing challenge that I have taken part in. Exciting or what?
The idea is to choose one pattern and wear a variation of garments made with the pattern over one week. the dates are from Saturday September 6th until Friday September 12th.
The challenge is being hosted by the fab Handmade Jane so pop over and sign up if you fancy a sewing challenge!
My pattern choice:
A previously used and loved vintage Simplicity #6965 from 1967!
The reason I chose this pattern:
The first dress I made from this pattern fitted me like a 'dream' and was very easy to sew.
When I opened the pattern the presence of its previous owner/maker was very strong .....there was a packet of half used bias binding inside the envelope (the neck finish requires binding) also the instructions smelt faintly of cigarette smoke. I am a non smoker always have been, the odour was more evocative than unpleasant.
I imagined her smoking as she sewed.... what fabric did she use? what version did she make and where did she wear it? what was happening around her as she sewed? I love to find little treasures in vintage pattern envelopes, they tell stories.....
Previous makes from this pattern: I have already made a dress as mentioned you can read about it here in this post and I made another version at the weekend....do you like that 'birdy' fabric?
I like the little bow at the neckline.
Future plans for owop: I have purchased some new 'baby needlecord' fabric for my latest planned makes.....autumnal springs to mind!
I am off to sew now....oh how I love a challenge!