Labor Day Weekend

Is it already over? Labor Day is now gone and fall is almost upon us. Where did those three days go?! Hell, where did summer go? But tomorrow I am back to the grind of everyday life.

I have officially thrown my hat (or should I say scissors) into ‘Fall for Cotton’, a vintage sew along with cotton. Hosted by Rochelle from LuckyLucille.Com  and Tasha from, the premise is simple, use a vintage pattern (can also use one of the great new patterns that are vintage inspired or a pattern that you can use to recreate a vintage look) and you have to use 100% cotton. It officially began on September 1 and you have until September 30 to complete your garment and post on their flickr group. Make sure you click the button below and join us. This will be the perfect sew along to create something for my daughter, Stef. She loves vintage and since I have been working on garments for Ash lately she is certainly due.


Stef has searched through my vintage pattern stash and came up with a couple of patterns, she likes McCalls 4920 because of the full skirt, but she doesn’t quite want it so full. She loves the sleeves and the peter pan collar on the Butterick 3703. I have to admit I was shocked, I really thought she would have selected a 60’s sheath dress, guess it shows you never really know everything about your children. I got a bodice cut out and on the dressform awaiting Stef’s visit so she can try it on. I can already tell that the bodice needs to be shortened. The McCalls size is a teen 15 with a bust size of 35, certainly sizes has changed over the years, and this pattern is going to give me fitting challenges.

Pattern and First Muslin

Another short post to remind everyone that Colette Patterns has been selected to participate in Martha Steward’s American Made Contest. Make sure you give Colette your votes, it is a great company with customers as their first and foremost priority. You are allowed 6 votes a day! Make sure your voice is heard and your votes count! Just click the link below!


It is ‘We did it! Wednesday” over at Sew Much Ado

Have you ever participated? Give it a try, great place to share your accomplishments for the week.

Just click the link below



2 thoughts on “Labor Day Weekend

  1. ksgentry says:

    I have not heard of the patterns but hurried on over and oh my gosh.. I can already see my pattern stash getting larger and larger. Thanks for the heads up. And thanks for visiting!

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