Thursday, July 2, 2009
Look at this Beauty!
Isn't this 1951 slip pattern a gem? I love how it's in that sweet spot between the 40s and 50s, style-wise. I found it yesterday on Etsy from this seller for a really reasonable price. Have you noticed how vintage patterns are much more affordable on Etsy than on the sites dedicated to selling vintage patterns? I wonder what that's all about. Anyway, I've had great luck shopping there.
This slip is all part of an elaborate plan for this contest.
The grand prize is a $1,000 gift certificate to Fabric.com! So I've decided I have to pull out the big guns. The stipulation is that you have to use one of their top ten patterns of 2008. The patterns are kind of a snooze fest, to be honest. Lots of plain knit tops.
But I already had this DVF knock-off in my stash, and I'm planning on giving it a 40s makeover. This plan involves several pattern alterations, many yards of lemon-yellow matte jersey, a bunch of gorgeous little yellow ball buttons, a vintage slip pattern, some Daffodil ambiance lining fabric, and a little lace to top it all off. Don't worry, I've got it in control. (Ha!) I'll keep you updated as I go along.
Are any of you planning to enter this contest? What are you scheming? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!