Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Which Pattern Should I Use?

I'm buying 2 sheets like the one below from Regency Cottage on etsy, and I can't wait to sew with them!  They're SOOO much cheaper than buying fabric yardage, they're already soft, and they're PRETTY! I may tea-dye them a little once I get them, but we'll see.....

So here's the problem.... WHICH DRESS do I make??? Each sheet is 70"x84", so I've got a fair amount of fabric to work with.

Inspirational dress from etsy - won't be hard to throw together based on my measurements, etc.

Re-issued pattern I bought and haven't made up yet. Not sure I'll be able to make the skirt that full, but I wouldn't be wearing a crinoline with it anyway.

Vintage pattern I bought and haven't made up yet.

Yet another vintage pattern I bought and haven't made up yet.

What do you all think?  Which would you choose?  Would you tea-dye this and line the bodice with muslin, or just leave it ivory and line the bodice?  So many choices! so fun!!


  1. Oh, I like the second one the best, the Retro Butterick pattern. The little ties on the shoulders are so sweet!

  2. Thanks, D! I'm torn between the 2nd and 3 choices. Might have to wait until I have the fabric in hand....


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