Winning Combination for the Stash Busting Challenge

Hey Guys, I just wanted to make a quick post today as I’m getting ready to run out the door to work.

I don’t think it comes as much of a surprise to you, but the taupish polka dot fabric was the clear winner which will be made in my Quaker Oats Pattern (by McCalls):

This was a huge surprise to me actually!  I thought you guys would have picked the white organza but that combination was in the last place.  heh  I’m glad you guys love this pattern as much as I do.

I was going to cut out my muslin last night after tracing the patterns, but I got started late and was only able to trace off two of the pattern pieces:

This is the front bodice and the side front.  Aren’t they funky shapes?  Check out that sleeve which has the hem already built-in and marked.

I had NO IDEA how many pattern pieces are involved!!!

This is after I forgot I had two more pattern pieces sitting on my ironing board.

I think I’m going to be lucky if I’m able to cut out my muslin tonight after tracing all of the pieces out.  I think I’ll only be able to do the bodice tonight, and perhaps the skirt tomorrow night.  But wish me luck!  :)

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Comments (7)

  1. Lauren March 22, 2012 — 8:46 AM

    Oh goody, that’s the one I voted for :)

    I can’t wait to see this made up – I think you’re going to really do this pattern/fabric combo good :)

    1. Liz March 23, 2012 — 10:38 AM

      Thanks Lauren, I hope it comes out okay. I’d debating underlining it… either in a batiste or organza… I can’t decide.

  2. Jo March 22, 2012 — 5:33 PM

    Oh, my! I’m glad I’m not the only one who traces patterns- isn’t it a PAIN? Though I suppose you only do it for vintage patterns. I can’t help but trace all my modern patterns too “in case I screw it up!” lol :)

    Also, that is going to end up so pretty, can’t wait to see!

    1. Liz March 23, 2012 — 10:37 AM

      It is a pain! I do it with the majority of my patterns, but primarilty with bodices only.

  3. Ginger March 23, 2012 — 9:31 AM

    This pattern is gorgeous! I’m so glad you’ll be making it!

    1. Liz March 23, 2012 — 10:36 AM

      Thanks Ginger. I just started in on my muslin last night and the sleeves/armpit seams are impossible! I’m going to have to refigure out a way of sewing them differently than the pattern instructions…

  4. Sophia March 24, 2012 — 8:26 AM

    Oohh, fun! I can’t wait to see it finished!

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