Spring for Cotton plans

After participating in the past Fall for Cotton, I couldn’t stop myself from joining in Spring for Cotton. I’ve recently bought some beautiful cotton fabrics from Stoffamstueck and I was planning on making some vintage inspired dresses, so this came just in the right time.

As I’m planning to make a couple more of vintage reproductions for the Vintage Pledge, I decided to sew Gertie’s shirtwaist dress for this challenge. When I saw this cotton poplin I knew it had to become this dress. Unfortunately it’s a lot more saturated in the pictures in Etsy than in real life and the shipping costs were a killer (even inside Europe). Anyway it’s still a lovely fabric and it’s going to be a wonderful dress.

And you? Are you participating in Spring for Cotton?


  1. Oh good! I will look forward to seeing Gerties shirtwaist dress sewn up… I have the book but have not made a THING from it!

    1. From the first book I’ve just made the Portrait Blouse, but it was some time ago and the result is not very polished. From the second I made the 40s blouse. I always wanted to make this shirtwaist dress but the shirring put me off. Let’s see how it goes 🙂

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