Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Things the 1940s seamstress would know #56
I've finally started work on my Big Apple Dress! This is my first time working with a vintage pattern (and my first actual sewing project in about ten years). I've heard that sewing with vintage patterns can be harder than with modern ones, as they assume a level of knowledge and competence that was standard back in the day but doesn't tend to come naturally to the modern girl. The 1940s seamstress, for example, would know whether this instructive diagram shows the right or wrong side of the fabric. Three attempts later, I think I've got it the right way round! I decided to have the pleats facing outwards - that seemed best.