Sewing Through the Decades: 1920s Tulip Kimono

Guy: So, what are you up to lately?
Me: Sewing.
Guy: What are you sewing?
Me: (cheery) A 1920s robe!
Guy: Ah ………….why?

I guess that does come off kind of random.

But, hey, now I have a robe to stylishly drink mint juleps in on the front porch…….this winter. Though I have to say this keeps me quite warm, which for some reason surprised me but I’m not complaining!

Pattern: 1920s Tulip Kimono from Decades of Style
Fabric: “Van Gogh” rayon and chambray for the contrast, both from Sew L.A. Fabric
Size: Group A, 32″ bust
Pattern Level: Beginner
Paired with: My favorite pair of blue suede shoes! (Sofft brand Mary Janes, sooo comfy)

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Sewing Through the Decades — Joining In!

Better late than never! I’ve decided to join in on the Sewing Through the Decades fun, a challenge that Sarah from Rhinestones & Telephones and Debi from My Happy Sewing Place started way back in January. The idea is to pick patterns from a range of years (whether in consecutive order or across several decades) and sew each one at your own pace with no deadlines to worry about.

While late in the game, I thought it would be a fun project as I get myself back into sewing. And since scheduled sew-alongs don’t seem to be my forté this will be a nice no-pressure way of joining in on a community challenge!

In the Navy: My 1940s "Seabee" Trousers

Oh, happy day, my high-waisted, wide-leg “Seabee” trousers are finally finished! It all started when I decided to join The Cupcake Goddess‘ Trouser Sew-Along back in January, which finished in February I believe (it’s been awhile). I didn’t do the official sew-along BurdaStyle pattern. Instead I went with a pattern I already had in my stash, the 1940s Empire Waist Trousers from the Decades of Style Pattern Company in Berkeley, CA. She updates vintage patterns from the 1910s to the 1950s, so this pattern is a style that would’ve been sewn up by home seamstresses of the early 1940s! These trousers are so incredibly comfy – I LOVE them!
Please excuse the overcast day. It’s the best we can get around
here lately. (And, I’m freezing!)