I'm super excited about Rochelle's 1940s sewing challenge. Have you heard about it? Everyone is sewing a 1940s inspired outfit and debuting them at the end of March. This is definitely a challenge for me because I don't know a thing about 1940s fashion.
My talented hairstylist friend, MaryBeth, asked me to take part in a photoshoot this upcoming weekend for her portfolio. Coincidentally, she decided to do my hair like the photo above which has a 40s feel to it. She said that I can wear whatever I want and ideally I would like to make something, I'm just not sure if I will have time :(!!!
After seeing Rochelle's cute version and Tasha's adorable pair I decided to also try out Simplicity 3688. This past Sunday was spent cutting out the fabric and sewing, so hopefully I will have them finished within the next couple of days. PANTS! I can't believe I am sewing pants!
To go with the pants I obviously need something on top, so what about Simplicity 1692? Specifically view D. I'm not sure if I should use the red flower fabric (could it even be considered 40s?) or if I should make the top exactly like the one on the envelope (white with red details) because it is so cute!
OR do I sew up the Ceylon pattern? It has a 40s feel to it and I have some fabrics that (I think) are inspired by that time frame.
If I sew Ceylon it won't be done by the photo shoot this weekend. I could have the pants and a top done by the weekend if I pushed myself, but do I really want to stress myself out and do angry sewing? When I think about the perk of professional hair, makeup, and photography it's very tempting...