Hello dears! Last year we did a little lately post about our sewing spree in preparation for Remembering WWII, and here I am again to recount to you a few of our sartorial endeavors for this year’s event!
As we told you all in this post, we girls will be participating in the Linden, TN Remembering WWII event (click on the link to find out more); and this year’s extravaganza will include a new evening dinner, where it is suggested that all guests come decked out in formal attire. Now, we are not the type of girls to collect several formal dresses over the months and years, because quite frankly we don’t go to very many formal events to justify such purchases. However, this dinner that we will be both performing and dining at presented us girls with the perfect excuse to fulfill our dreams of the silky, frilly goodness that is 1940s evening wear! Brigid got the ball rolling when she purchased an actual vintage 1940s evening gown for an absolute steal (!) on Instagram. When the dress arrived, both Jessica and I were positively enamored with her find. However, on top of the absolute swoon-ability of this frock, it presented the perfect practical solution to our dilemma of where and how to begin contriving our own evening wear: acetate taffeta. That was the material it was made out of, and that was the material Jessica and I settled would be both most authentic, and cost effective. Perfect! So, soon after we discovered the perfect patterns to create our dresses with, we ordered our yardage of fabric (Jessica purchased Hunter Green, I purchased Roman) from this Etsy shop.
A mock-up later, my dress is almost all ready to go (just the skirt hem left! Woohoo!), and Jessica is just now beginning the construction of her dress out of her fashion fabric.
Now, this all is not to say that Brigid got out easy with her ready-made gown: she had a bit of a disaster with the tulle overskirt that I am sure she will cover in a later post. So no, she did not get out easy 😉
We girls have been finding that we can multitask while feeding our wardrobes with new garments via our sewing machines, by feeding our minds with information. We have been loving the “Stuff you Missed in History Class” and “Thread Cult” podcasts, and have begun to break out the old Vision Forum talks that we collected over the years. There’s just something so fulfilling about learning history and theology while keeping your hands busy, you know? But, as is apt to happen, when our minds get tired of constantly learning from the talks being played on our iPhone or CD player, we will turn on Owl City, George Winston, Libera, or (how could I EVER forget??) our favorite Andrews Sisters/Big Band tunes 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little recap our our recent sewing adventures! I must say, I feel a little rusty at this whole blog thing after keeping my mind busy with school work, and hands busy with needlecraft 😉 It’s been a learning experience understanding how to balance blogging, sewing, singing, and schoolwork. Phew! I’ll pull through in the end though! Just stick with me 🙂
Any recent sewing adventures in your neck of the woods?
-Charlotte, the youngest sister and singer