Thursday, January 9, 2014

10 For 2014 Challenge!

2014 is the year I'm going to make AT LEAST 10 dresses. I decided on 10 because I start college on Monday so I won't have has much time as I've had over the month-long winter break I've been having. I want to make a dress from every decade from the 1920s to the 1970s. I might even purchase and make a WW1-era blouse (I love them!) I will not count my 1970 dress as 2014, since I started it in 2013. To start 2014, I've already purchased some fabric. It hasn't arrived yet:

The flower power design is definitely going to be made into a painfully stereotypical 60s shift dress. The bugs I have not decided on yet. It's crying out for something 30s/40s conservative, though. I like taking conservative vintage styles and making them out of "vulgar" fabric! Ha!


  1. I love your idea for sewing through the decades! Have you seen the Famous Frocks book? It may be something you really like.

  2. Good luck! I can't wait to see what you make.

  3. I love the bug fabric, lol. I could see it as a bolero maybe, or as a blouse under a white jacket.

  4. I hope you'll manage to achieve your challenge, dear.
    Of course, I can't wait to see how it goes.


  5. OMG, great fabrics - and a great idea for a challenge, too. I think the bug fabric deserves to be some 1930's or 40's cocktail gown, something that you can sashay around in being your fabulous self...drink in hand, of course! *lol*
    So nice to see someone else has a similar esthetic when it comes to "vulgar" fabric - conservative just looks so amazing in a strange fabric!


Dress #8 -- Simplicity 7382 (1976)