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?

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.

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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