My Sew For Victory project is now complete !
|( Another building hall picture…I originally wanted to have a little photoshoot outside, but in the pouring rain ? No thanks !)|
To celebrate Victory, what’s better than music ? Well, it just so happens that the fabric I chose for this is music-themed ! I found it on Spoonflower and it was designed for a « History of jazz » contest that took place a few months ago. Guitar, piano keys, double bass, drums, sax, trumpets, clarinets…there’s a whole big band on this fabric, perfect for a 1940s/mid-century soundtrack !
Well now, on to the patterns and the details.
I used Colette’s Ginger skirt pattern, and the size 6 fit me with almost no alterations. I just slashed-and-spreaded the skirt pieces to make the whole thing a bit more flared, and I also just lengthened it a little bit for a more (or so I hope !) period-appropriate length. I also made my left back waistband pieces longer, in order to have an overlap which allowed me to put a skirt hook-and-eye closure at the waistband.
I also tried to include more vintage-ish details, such as patch pockets …
|Hey look, I can actually put my hand in the pockets now !|
|Another pocket detail. These buttons looked pretty cute to me, but on second thoughts I think they look more 70s than 40s…Could anyone confirm that ? If it is so, I guess I have to train my eyes at identifying vintage buttons…|
…A hand picked lapped zipper, instead of the invisible zipper the pattern called for…
(picture coming later)
So there you have it – a jazzy Ginger ! I hope the weather gets better soon so I can actually wear it !
And for now, I’ll leave you with a picture of my faithful sewing help :
|No, Kitty. Nothing is going to hatch from that pincushion, no matter how long you sit on it…|