This weekend was fantastic for delving into a few sewing projects. I've currently got several things I'm working on at the moment. The first up is a dress from a 1940 McCall pattern:
I'm making View A, the collarless version, in the dark grey jersey material in the picture. I picked up about 4 yards of this material for super cheap at a charity shop and it's been in my stash for awhile. So, I am really excited to sew something up with it. Plus, this grey will go with my plaid shoes!!
The other thing I am sewing up is a dickey! Yup, a dickey (giggle). A dickey is a faux blouse that you wear under a jacket. They were really popular in the 40's. I'm sewing up View 2 from this Simplicity pattern in the remnants of my hot pink silk that I used to make this other Simplicity blouse.
Here's a close-up of view 2:
Why not sew a full blouse you ask? Well, I've been wanting to try out sewing a dickey. Plus, I tend to get very warm in silk and other blousy materials and it's too cold to wear just a blouse but I often get too hot with a blouse and a jacket. So, I'm thinking a dickey will be the perfect combination! What do you think?