http://luckylucille.com/2013/08/fall-for-cotton-a-vintage-sew-along-for-cotton-lovers/

In an effort to jump-start me getting back to sewing, I’ve joined Fall For Cotton. It’s a vintage sewing challenge hosted by Tasha of By Gum, By Golly! and Rochelle of Lucky Lucille.

The challenge is to sew a vintage style apparel item from the 1920s – 1970s using fabric that’s 100% cotton. Fall For Cotton officially starts September 1st and a photo of your finished garment must be uploaded to the Fall For Cotton Flicker Pool by September 30th.

Fall For Cotton

My pattern choice is this Simplicity 1940s blouse. I think I’m going to make view B, which is the one at the bottom of the illustration. It has a high neckline with a collar. The back has ties at the waistline and a peplum. I’m going to omit the bow at the neckline. By the way, I’m disappointed I had to add the word “peplum” to the spelling dictionary on my computer. Is it that obscure of a word?

http://simplicity.com/

Here’s what the fabric looks like. I bought it at Jo-Ann and it is from the Fancy Free line by DS Quilts Collection for Fabric Traditions. It has a light olive green background with ivory and navy flowers. Green is my favorite color. Especially olive and avocado shades. I think the weight of this fabric is heavier than is recommended for the pattern but I really like it. I’ll just have to see how it turns out.

http://www.fabrictraditions.com/

Are you interested in participating in this sewing challenge? If so, you can get more information here. Last time I checked the Flickr group was at 71 members and growing!

Now all I have to do is finish getting the extra room in our house straitened up so I can get my work table set up for sewing. May the odds be ever in my favor!

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