Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The 1912 Project - Bloggers and Patterns

The 1912 Project is beginning to gain some steam!  Some of the patterns have been digitized and should be going out in the mail soon (I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for my first pattern to arrive!)

Today, I thought I would share some pictures with you of a few of the patterns that are part of the project, and also a list of the bloggers who will be participating.  (SUCH a talented group of folks.  I'm beyond delighted to be working with them!)

Here are some of the my favorite patterns shown on the VPLL 1912 Project blog;

Ladies Coat

Ladies Taffeta Dress

Ladies Simple Dress

Ladies Blouse
I think the Ladies Simple Dress may be my favorite ;)  My plan is to tackle these patterns as-is for the project and then do an additional post modifying each garment so that it's more wearable (For example, I would shorten the Ladies Coat to knee length, and the same with the Simple Dress.  The Ladies Blouse could be paired with a pleated skirt for a slightly nautical feel.  I think, depending on the fabrics used, they could all have a romantic feel that could be paired with more modern accessories for a totally wearable look!)

Here are some of the participants:
After the Dress..
A Jew in the Rain
Are Clothes Modern
A Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Bank of Mom
Cation Designs
Costume Deeva
Domestic News
Fairy Gottmother
Gwendie's Quilts
Idle Hands..The Ms Fits Workshop
Kats Costumes
Sabrina's Journal
Diary of a Mantua Maker
Many Sides of One Coin
Melodyejoy's Weblog
My Happy Sewing Place
Of Corset Matters
Down the Retro Rabbit Hole
Red Silk Thread
Sewing 1912 Again
Sewing the Titanic
Sewn Threads
Shoes are my Muse
The Devils Darning Needle
The Urban Pheasant
Victoria Wren

Looking forward to sharing my first pattern and fabric choices with you!

Hugs and Smooches,

P.S Fellow 1912 Bloggers, if you aren't on this list, please feel free to add yourself in the comments!  XO


  1. interesting! I love your ideas and can't wait to see them unfold :-)

    And thanks for the blog roll - I fell in love with several and am now following them!

    Thanks for all the inspiration, Danielle! Keep on rocking it, little lady.

  2. I'm doing the Project 1912 too! Anxiously awaiting my pattern assignment!!! xoxoxo

    1. I thought you were, Debi! I didn't see you on the list of blogs on the 1912 FB Group. I'll add you in to my list (your blog is one of my very favorites ;)

  3. Can't wait to get started! Thanks for the list.

  4. I can't wait to see everyone's interpretations :)

  5. I love your idea to modify the pattern into a more wearable garment! Do you plan to make a muslin of the pattern as is and then modify you fashion fabric garment - or make up the true pattern in your fashion fabric and then modify that? I may have to adopt the idea as well (I have officially joined, just haven't put the button on my blog yet).

    It will be great to have the support of so many other bloggers that I already am following. I feel the task is a bit daunting for someone with as little sewing experience as I have, but the on-line sewing community is so supportive!

    1. Delighted to hear you're participating, Annabelle! It is a really supportive community, and I think you'll do wonderfully :) I don't generally do muslins (no patience ;) but I may in the few instances where I plan to do more extensive adaptations to the patterns so I don't have to make it, take it apart and re-make it.


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