Monday, November 26, 2012

Cabin fever

Hi y'all. I haven't been up to much as of late. We sold our house and have just moved into our rental while our new house is being built. It's gonna be awhile I fear. Anyway, since most of my sewing stuff is in boxes or packed away I found a little project that keeps me busy.

A while back I bought a bunch of patterns from a farmer down the street. They are all late 30s and 40s with some early 50s kids and ladies patterns. I had a huge stack of pattern pieces that were pinned together but had no envelopes or primer. They are all unprinted and probably mail orders. I started to go through each pinned groups to identify what they were. Turns out they were in workable groups of common pieces the woman sewing it would use. One pile was random doll clothes pieces, one was some sort of pinafore I haven't figured out yet, another pile was a bodice front and collar in an baby size and the last one was a complete dress about a size 4 I think. It has princess seams, a cap sleeve and set in sleeve variations, waist ties, and an unknown upper bodice. I traced the pieces and thought about it for a while and put it all together except for one piece. I think the mystery piece is a shoulder pleat but I don't know how it all goes together. I think part of it must be top stitched and maybe in a contrast color? Also, there doesnt appear to be any marking indicating how the dress is put on (i.e. a zipper or a back button and loop. i think it will be loose enough to go over the head with a back neck button and loop. Any help would be appreciated!

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