Thursday, February 23, 2012

Viva Crunch Time

Well Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender is just around the corner and I've finally started planning what I need to make. This year money is tight since we've been dumping everything we got into the house. So I'm trying to make almost my entire wardrobe for the event myself and hopefully use fabric, patterns and notions I already own. I'm hoping that I can get each one done within a week since I'm so close to the event. I have also sketched out 2 of the 3 outfits I'm making so as to keep me motivated and on track.

Here is the one I've started working on and the fabric I'm using (this was a Hawaii purchase).
Eva Dress pattern 9662

This one I also really want to finish. I'm using 1959 Butterick pattern 9003 view A. If I don't have a brown fabric in my stash that I love then I will have to purchase some lightweight brown wool for the dress. I'm going to make a long wrap from some cheetah print fabric that I have in my stash. All my accessories for this outfit I already own.
Isn't the drape fantastic?
And my final outfit that I'm hoping to get made (although if any fall off the to do list this will be the one). This outfit was inspired by Jane Russell's outfit in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I will use my favorite shorts pattern that I've posted about before and use some black twill fabric I already own. For the halter I will use a pattern that I own or possibly purchase a top if it gets down to crunch time. For the swing jacket I'll use Butterick pattern 5716 and do a contrasting collar, I will probably do a turquoise coat with black and white polka dot collar and cuffs.
I adore all Russell's swing coats in this film.
Butterick 5716
Well I better get to work on these!!!! I'll keep you posted on progress.


  1. So see you in VLV!!!
    As I will come from france for a 3 weeks trip with only a small suitcase, I don't think I will be able to take a lot of outfits and accessories... What a pity!
    Tha patterns you want to use are so nice the last one is my favorite!

  2. woah, amazing, I can't wait to see all your outfits.

  3. The costuming in "Blondes" is just SO. GORGEOUS. Thanks for reminding me. Loving all these styles! Classsssic.

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  5. SO exciting! All the best getting your creations finished in time

    Zoe xx

  6. Waiting to see photos of the finished looks! :D

  7. AWESOME! Love your blog, any chance you will do some more recent posts?