Of all my sewing projects, which are either in the works or in the planning stages, two of them will be completed shortly. (At least I hope they will be. Everything always seems to take longer than I anticipate… Does anyone else find that to be true?) However, I’m just not ready to report on either of these “almost-finished” endeavors yet. . . . So I thought I would take this opportunity to expand a bit on my infatuation with Moygashel linen – and give you, my readers, some more beautiful vintage fabrics to see – and to allow you to imagine them all dressed up and ready to wear.
In the Vogue Pattern Book from Summer of 1957, one of the articles implores the reader to “consider the crispness of LINEN”.
Articles like this, and ads for linen fabrics, showcase the popularity of sewing with linen in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. I shared a few Moygashel linen ads with you recently, and here are three more, which illustrate the range of designs and colors available to the mid-century home sewer.
I certainly decided to “consider” linen when I purchased this 1965 Vogue pattern a few months ago:
My intention was to make the dress only – a lovely sheath with some distinctive seaming and top-stitching. So I went to my fabric closet to see what linens I could “consider” for a crisp Spring/Summer dress. Here are the four that I decided to choose from:
Which fabric would you choose for this dress pattern? Which one do you think I chose to make into this dress?