The “40s Meets 80s” Bolero
Fabric: random sweatshirting that’s been hanging out in my stash for years. Origination unknown
Pattern: McCall 804
Time to complete: about 1.5 hours
First worn: out for coffee with friends
Wear again? yep
Total cost: free!
Bump: 40 weeks (and two days – the bump is now officially ‘overdue’)
Hi everyone! It’s been over a month since I’ve done a Sew Weekly challenge. Crazy! What can I say though – growing a baby kinda saps your energy. (Plus, I’m in an odd limbo stage with sewing – too close to being non-pregnant to sew maternity clothes, but can’t fit much else at the moment. Hmmm.)
I’ve been off work on maternity leave for two weeks now though, and it seems my sewing mojo is (finally) coming back, so here you go – potentially my last Sew Weekly creation before the little baby arrives.
I love polka dots. They’re just so cute! For this week’s challenge, I went hunting through my stash and unearthed this black-and-white polka dot sweat shirting that’s been hanging around for years. I don’t know where this came from originally – potentially it used to be in my mother’s stash? There was roughly a metre left of it, in an odd shape due to whatever had been cut out of it previously. My guess is it hails from the 80’s – the decade of crazy printed sweat shirting fabric.
This is the second time this year I’ve used McCall 804. (The first time was for my 40’s Tartan bolero, which I’ve worn heaps while being pregnant.) There was just enough of this fabric to make up another McCall 804 bolero. I figure I’ll get a lot of wear out of it whether it’s with my maternity or my non-maternity wardrobe. One of these days I’ll get around to making up the other version of the pattern, with the collar…… (I never would have guessed that a bolero pattern from 1940 would become one of my TNT patterns!)
It’s nice to have my sewing mojo back. Hopefully you’ll see me back here again soon (possibly with a baby in the photo rather than a bump. ;-) )