This project has been several months in the dreaming, with a bit of a false start this winter/spring, but I hope it is finally becoming a reality! :-)
As any seamstress knows, scrap fabric is a constant byproduct and without proper (and firm) maintenance, can easily become unwieldy! We have always kept scraps of our currently-worn dresses in case of repairs or remodeling. The problem recently was a case of deciding what to do with the major leftovers. You know- those pesky pieces around a yard or less that are too big for "just repairs" but too small for most ideas.... And so the scrap bin grew...and hatched into this idea. ;-)
I love vintage children's patterns and would love a good excuse to start a collection/hoard/etc of them. Since children of my own are at least a couple years down the road, the only excuse good enough is selling garments on Etsy. So that will have to suffice. ;-) I have consequently been diligently and oh-so-sacrificially building my stock of patterns and Pinterest ideas. Truly, a difficult job- but someone has to do it, right?!
A trip out-of-state to visit a friend this month was the perfect opportunity to ensure the project's long-awaited commencement. If all goes according to plan, I'm hoping to add a new item each week.
Hahahaha, yeah. I know- I'm way too optimistic sometimes. Try not to laugh too hard. ;-)
At whatever rate this project continues, I'm still looking forward to giving "new life" to some of these fabrics we've used over the years! Here are the first four offerings. :-)
The pink floral is from a 1950s-inspired dress I made years ago and the coral fabric is from a blouse of mine.
This forget-me-not fabric was what my very first Regency dress was made from! :-)
The pink/black stripe is from my 1950s Ric Rac Dress and the pink linen/cotton is from a colonial dress of mine.
This brown polka dot is from one of my sister's more recent dresses.
Anyway, I'm pretty excited with the start so far and I'm pleased to finally have something to report!! :-) Check out the shop here. (Also, we've been in a purging mood lately, so there will be a more historical/vintage clothing items up in the shop next week!)