The kids are down for their nap, but I don’t have a pattern yet for my next big project. So, what do I do? Start a different project.
I’d been a little at a loss for the next Historical Sew Monthly challenge–Blue. Of course, I love blue, but the next really big project needs to be a mid-Victorian dress for an event in April. The fabric I’m using for that has a navy blue ground, but the colors that pop are the teal and gold of the paisleys. That doesn’t really fit the challenges criteria of blue being the focal color of the piece.
However, while tidying up my sewing room, I noticed the 1930’s Kitchenette Pajama pattern from Decades of Style. I cut the pattern out several years ago, but in the midst of starting something else of more immediate concern, it just sort of got tossed in a box. I remember being a little frustrated at the time because I didn’t have enough fabric left from another dress to use for this project.
Never fear! Sitting right below the box with the fabric was a piece of royal blue fabric with white hibiscus flowers that I bought in Hawaii ages ago. I’d even already purchased a matching solid fabric to use with it. Perfect! The fabric has even been washed already, so I was able to use my time this afternoon to get the whole thing cut out.
Yes, I’m a little nervous about not doing a mock up, BUT it is a loose fitting garment, so I’m just going to keep my fingers crossed.