Sew For Victory

by - 10:00

Some of you may remember that I participated in the Knit For Victory knit-a-long hosted in January by Tasha from By Gum, By Golly!

Although I had one or two hitches with the project, I consider it an overall success. You can see some pictures and read more about the pattern I chose here. However, the finished article is shown off to best advantage in the lovely photos taken by Kevin when I modelled for him and Jac at Tip Top Hair Design a few weeks ago.

When I found out that there was going to be a sew-a-long entitled Sew For Victory and hosted by Rochelle at Lucky Lucille, I knew I had to participate.

I am not a very experienced knitter, but I am basically a complete novice at sewing (apart from sewing a petticoat which I wore for my cousin's wedding and attending a beginner sewing class last year). I'm also really busy at the moment, mostly due to my heavy load of uni coursework.

For these reasons I have selected a really simple pattern which I hope I can sew in my spare time in the evenings and not mess up too badly. I might even get it done all in one go, as according to the pattern it should only take 3 1/2 hours to complete. 

Here is the pattern I have chosen:

I will be sewing the lovely 1940s sundress on the right. Both these patterns as well as some others can be found for free here.

I have chosen to make it in this peach coloured polycotton:

I hope I can soon show you the completed article, or at least some progress! How about you - are you participating in the sew-a-long? If so then please share your project ideas or link my to any relevant blog posts etc, I'd love to know what you have chosen.


You May Also Like


  1. That sundress is beautiful, good luck!!! I love the photo of you with your pup :)

  2. Oh, that fabric is so pretty!! Hope it turns out well!

  3. That's such a lovely dress, and a wonderful colour you've chosen, I'll look forward to seeing the final result! It's so satisfying wearing things that you've made yourself.

  4. that's so neat! i love those magic patterns. i once made a 1930s bias robe with a magic pattern before. it was so easy and quick. will have to check out more of those. thanks for sharing!

  5. Looks good. :) All the best and good luck to you! I have insignia that I need to sew on for Normandy in June, so I'm hoping that can count for my involvement in Sew for Victory? :D

  6. Such a good choice, you will look so cute with this fabulous dress and the fabric

  7. What a lovely dress, I think it will look lovely in the fabric you have chosen.
    And thank you so much for the pattern-link.
    I joined the flickr-group and I really hope I will manage to participate, but I am so busy at the moment and am trying to participate in at least every second Historical-Sew-Fortnighty-Challenge, I am really not sure if this is possible. Hopefully I will find a project that fits into both challenges.
    love, ette

  8. Happy sewing, dear gal!!! I'm a super novice sewer myself and would have opt for a similar project if I was taking part in this exciting challenge.

    ♥ Jessica