3 June 2007

Retro Inspiration

Wazoodle has been having a flash sale for the last week. I bought some of the wicking knits to make T-shirts for my husband & me. However, I am most excited about the two cottons that I purchased to make a couple of retro sundresses.

Vogue 2960 - an amazing 50s sundress.

This is a 100% cotton quilting fabric. It is very reminiscent of the fabric used for the modelled dress on the envelope cover. I almost feel like I should buy a pair of dainty white gloves to wear with this one!

Vogue 2267
- another 50s outfit - the sundress and bolero are just adorable.

Ever since this fabric was posted on the 'New Arrivals" page at Wazoodle, it has been calling my name. Until this morning I wasn't sure what it wanted to be - I just knew I would likely need to have some. When I saw it was part of the flash sale, at a reduced price, I could resist no longer. I have always liked this Vogue pattern so it seemed like a match made in heaven (although I do reserve the right to change my mind!)


Janimé said...

Awesome retros! I love those kinds of dresses. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Love the fabrics and the patterns they are going with!

Marji said...

fun retro prints,and so appropriate.
I've made the V2267 twice in cotton pique and once in embroidered linen, and it is one of my favorite patterns. Check how wide the neckline is though, with the bras you normally wear. I had no problem but I do have some demi-cup bras. The first one I made for my sister was a problem. She couldn't find a bra that didn't show at the corners of that square, so she asked me to make her another one out of linen and had me round up the neckline.