This year I really hoped that I could limit myself to one or two projects at a time. However, that was not going to happen!
Right now, I am in the middle of a series of unfinished projects that does not feel that fun right now.
1940 – Grandmas heart open heart sweater
This one have I been working on for some time now. I started back in late January. So far, I’ve knitted the back, two fronts and half a sleeve. I am almost there. Only a couple of movies away from a finished sweater. Nevertheless, the spring and summer has come and my need for knitting have disappeared. I call this my grandma sweater because the pattern is from an old magazine she bought back in 1940. My mom informed me after starting the project that my grandmother also had made this sweater. So exiting. I would love to finish soon a show my grandfather (now 94 years old) it.
1899 – Sophies Jacket
I bought the pattern for this jacket back in January from Lauren at Wearing History. I had some wool fabric in my stash, so the only thing I needed was to get starting. I made the mockup a while ago, and put the project away for ones that are more urgent. However, one day I just fell like sewing this jacket, and started. I am now finished with the main construction. All I need is to make buttonholes, fasten some lining and decorate it with trims. I am half way through this project and hope to finish soon.
See Pattern here
1915 – Suit a long
Lauren at Wearing History have made a sew-along for a 1915s suit. You can follow this on Facebook. I am participating in this. I bought the fabric, printed the pattern and found my inspiration. All I need is time to start making it… and a 1910’s corset. Oh my!
See pattern here
1870’s – Bustle dress
I have also joined a paid class with Jenifer from Historical sewing. This is quite stupid, because it is in my exam period, which starts in a few days. But the patterns a bought. The fabric samples coming and the inspiration for dress is there. I NEED TIME!
So… 2014 have come around and hopefully i’ll make more this year than last one. I planning to be a part of the HSF’14 and hopes to complete all. I do not think I will do so. But a dream is a dream. The themes is so fare:
#1 – Make do and Mend
For this challenge am I planning some 1940 kickers and underwear. I have been wanting to do WW2 reenactment for a long time, and finally have I found a group there also uses us women for more than cooking and nursing. In Denmarks Danforce Brigade we learned to use rifles, machineguns and grenades. So I will be doing a lot of 1940 thing this year!
Here is the pattern I will be using. It is from www.veravenus.com
#2 – Innovations
I have been giving this challenge a lot of thought. But do not know what to make! Give me some ideas!
#3 – Pink
For this will I sew a pink 1940 bra. I have wanted to use a pattern from Jill Salens book “Vintage Lingerie” for a long time now. Now is the chance!
#4 – Under it all
Another pattern from Jill Salens boom will be used for this one. No girl in the 1940s could live without a suspenderbelt. And it is also going to be pink!
#5 – Bodice
For my new 1940 uniform I need a jacket. I have already found a pattern which will only need a few adjustments.
#6 – Fairytales
I would love to make something related to the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. But I do not know what in this moment. I need inspiration.
#7 – Tops and Toes
In this challenge will I modify a Chinese parasol to become an 18th century parasol. It is so exiting. First time trying this and the first time making something from this era.
But for my 1940 Lotte uniform will I also need a shirt, a hat and skirt. So much to do!
I would also love to make a 18th century wardrobe, and especially a stay.
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