- Top Left are summer overalls and a play suit by Eva Dress. When you buy from her, you receive a a copy of the original vintage pattern on this really great thicker paper. So you have a solid pattern that you won't have to worry about tearing.
- Top Right is an original vintage Simplicity sewing pattern. What's interesting is that I've seen this layering on dresses appear in many different decades - teens, twenties, forties. I thought it would tend to one decade or another, but it's really interesting to see it so common.
- Bottom Left is an original vintage Advance shirt-dress pattern. I almost made this last year. It's classic and lovely. I think it would perfectly suit one staying cool during hot summers
- Bottom Right is another original vintage pattern by Anne Adams. This lovely thing keeps telling me "make me in wool challis". I have some in my stash that I picked up at an estate sale. So, it's only a matter of time.
After I gave myself time to let each pattern roll around in the caverns of my imagination, I have settled on making the shirt dress in a lovely grey cotton with pink roses. I thought I was going to make the overalls or playsuit, but I can't picture myself in it. And I keep having visions of myself wearing the collarless version of the shirt dress with a cute pink cardigan this summer. And I love a good a-line. Flattering, simple, and really easy to wear.
This is my 3rd sewing challenge I'm diving into. Anyone else playing along?