Hello, everyone! I'm Ginnie and I live in western Maryland. I'm very excited to be participating in this, my very first vintage sew along. Heck, my very first actual vintage anything, really. I'm generally not a vintage sewer. I love the look of it on other people, but I feel like it's usually something I can't pull off without seeming costumey. If I had to pick my very favorite decade, it would be the 1920s, though. In fact, last year for my husband's and my joint 30th birthday party, we sent our 20s packing in Roaring 20s style! It was amazing... fully costumed, authentically soundtracked, completely themed party. But, of course, it was meant to be costumey.
But I've been giving it more thought lately, and this sew-along seemed like the perfect opportunity to try and create something with a hint of retro, but still modern enough that I can wear it to work in the present decade. I found this little 1930s reproduction beauty from Decades of Style.
I immediately fell in love with the lines of the raglan sleeves with the decorative buttons. Interestingly enough, the buttons on the 'Button Dress' are all just for show - completely non functioning. The back has not one, but two bows. This will be rectified, if possible. I can get on board the vintage train, but I can't get on the butt-bow train. :) We'll see if I can redraft a bit to eliminate at least one of those bows.
As the pattern calls for very drapy, flowy fabrics, I'm thinking of using this silk charmeuse.
I look forward to sewing with all you ladies (and any gents that may turn up) and can't wait to see what everyone will be creating!