Wednesday, 23 October 2013

the closer I get, the more ideas I'm getting

I'm pretty much posting this as a reminder of what I'd like to have in my wardrobe so that once I've got the full use of my sewing machine knee back (2 weeks + 2 days, wheeee) I'll remember that I had this gap in my Real Life wardrobe.

I had to throw out my house dress as it reached the point even I didn't like it. My Shoebox home is 2 levels above the laundry, so in summer when what I'm wearing is minimal to deal with the 38C+90% humidity I need to put on something to make me publicly decent while I pop down to the laundry. I now have a hankering to make a 'hooverette' dress. A depression era wrap dress for doing housework in. Not a high status garment, but a functional one, and they often wrapped both ways so that if one front got grubby you could swap it over. Functional! Now I do have a gift of a 1930s wrap dress pattern that I intend to use this summer, but it's got a glitzy large collar that I wouldn't want on a house dress. Pretty much I don't want a structured collar - layers = heat.


  1. Are you going to try and edit the pattern or is it just a case of sewing it up without the collar?

    1. I'm going to make the 30's coat-dress pattern as a real dress, and am hoping to find the right contrast fabric for the collar/trim soon.

      I'm going to use another pattern - once I pin it down - for the house-dress.