I highly recommend David Suchet's Being Poirot for insight into the making of the series.
Today, I'll be making a modern pattern from a vintage collection. McCall's 7056 is a vest pattern, which can be made with or without notched collar/lapels. I opt for the collared version (view B). I wish they had the pattern for the skirt in there, but they don't. That's what I call false advertising!
While I was researching my Anne Adams pattern (Anne Adams 4882), I found myself on the Vintage Patterns Wikia. They did not have an entry for my exact pattern, but they had quite a few other patterns by the same company. I started clicking through, delighting in the inspiration. After all, now that I know I can make my own, perfectly fitting patterns from my sloper, I can make any of those, and not need to buy patterns for them! Wow!
Today's post will be a collection of Anne Adams inspiration pictures... things I'd like to make or learn from, as well as some thoughts about the internet. I do not own these pictures; they were made available on the Vintage Patterns wiki by other folk, for the purposes of study and inspiration, which is exactly how I'm using them.
Almost two years ago, I got excited by a vintage pattern that was far too large for me: Anne Adams 4882. I set it on the back burner of my brain, thinking I'd try grading it down someday.
Combining my new sloper with the nice pattern illustrations for Anne Adams, I was finally ready to make myself this dress! This won't be a comprehensive project diary, just a highlight reel.
Quilting, dressmaking, and history plied with the needle...
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