Thursday, March 14, 2013

Work in Progress: The Luck o' the Irish

I'm super excited about my next 1940 McCall dress!  This is the pattern I am working with:


I'm making view 'A' in a beautiful emerald green silk pongee fabric.  I have never come across this fabric before in Scotland and it's the softest, most wonderful silk I've ever touched.  It feels a bit like 'sandwashed silk'.  I'm hoping to finish it in time for St. Patrick's Day on Sunday.  This project is also part of the 'Sew for Victory' challenge that the lovely Rochelle is hosting:


What about you?  Any plans for St. Patty's Day?

15 comments:

  1. Oh! can't wait to see this, emerald green with your colouring, lovely - nothing specific planned for st pat's probably head to my cousins pub for a shindig!

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  2. I have a kelly green skirt on the dressform at the moment. Also part of Sew for Victory. Also for St. Patrick's Day. :-D You're going to look really outstanding in this dress. The color sounds ideal for you!

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    1. I love Kelly Green...such a great colour!!

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  3. Lovely Dress. Can't wait to see it made up. I haven't even thought about sewing for St. Patrick's day. Too much else going on.

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  4. This will look beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished garment, and the accompanying photo shoot!

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  5. I can't wait to see this cress! Just curious, did you get rid of your blog roll of is it not showing on my computer? I loved finding new blogs via your blog roll. :]

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    1. I took it off temporarily as I was planning on making it a tab....but haven't yet. oops!! Will probably add it again soon!

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  6. I loooooove the pattern! I can't wait to see it finished and I think you will look spectacular in green :)

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  7. Oooh, pretty! Gorgeous pattern! :-)

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  8. ooh the emerald colour sounds lovely:) Can't wait to see photos

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  9. Oooh, that sounds so lovely!

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  10. I have never before craved a pattern so instantly as this one! (The sleeves....sigh) And in emerald green - perfection!

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  11. I've never run across silk pongee! I'm looking forward to seeing the final product, especially since its in my favorite color!

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  12. Oooh, sounds like that will be gorgeous! No plans for St. Patrick's Day here other than working on my Sew for Victory project! ;)

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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