50’s Jacket wants to be a Lilli Ann Jacket.

I love the jackets, coats and suits from Lilli Ann and so i needed a jacket with a peplum, a big shawl collar and a little bit of the “New Look” shape.

I used a pattern from a german magazine “Der neue Schnitt” 10/1956. I added the peplum and collar, made a full bust adjustment and a handstitched lining.

There are some wrinkles in the back collar, because it’s a little bit too long, but that does not stand out in motion.

I’m very happy with my jacket – i could wear it with dress and with pants too.

Now i plan a matching pencil skirt for a suit!

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1950s Walkaway Dress….Remade!!

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Months ago, I posted about my brand-new Butterick Walk-Away Dress with pride. I was SO pleased with it. For about 2 weeks. Well, actually, it was probably more like 1 week. I soon began to see just how impractical the thing actually was, and a few months later vowed to remake it “eventually.”

Eventually finally happened last winter! And I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. There were some bumps in the road along the way, but the end result is a dress that I absolutely love.

Hop over to my blog for the full story! :)

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Sun-Frock Sew-Along with Dixie O’Dare

Recently I joined in the Dixie O’Dare Sun Frock Sew Along. The lovely Dixie O’Dare graded this gorgeous Australian Home Journal pattern to several different sizes and then kindly sent them out to everyone who wanted to participate. I chose this turquoise and navy polka dotted cotton that I’ve been holding onto for a while.


I had a little bit of trouble right off the bat with the fit. This pattern calls for a line of buttons up the back, but when I put it on Millie, it seemed huge. I took at least 6 inches of ease out of the bodice.

 Once I got that worked out and the new darts sewn in, I got to work on the trim and shoulder straps. I used a navy blue piping to trim the edges and made self covered buttons for the back.

The skirt went together quickly. I did add a bit more fullness to the bottom of the skirt since I prefer them that way.

 The last bit was adding the pockets. I think I put them a bit too close together in the front, but they aren’t terrible so I’m not ripping them off to try to move them.

I am very pleased with how this dress turned out. It fits great. I think if I were to make it again, I would lower the front darts about 2 inches. I have discovered that this seems to be a recurring problem for me, and no one like pointy boobs… Not sure why, but I’ll try to work it out on my next make. Thanks again to Miss Dixie O’Dare for letting me play along on this one!

As always you can see more of my sewing projects at www.misskacysews.com!

Until next time!

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Hello everyone!

After waiting 2 weeks for the buttons to arrive, I finally finished this dress!

It’s made of a medium thick wool (keeps me warm! ), it’s lined with usual polyester lining and for the first time, I used bound buttonholes. Really gives the garment a nice finish. I took a detail picture as well. 9 in total took me quite some time to sew, but alas, they’re done now and they’re okay :D

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Another vogue 6435 jumpsuit….

Vogue 6435 blue hat back

Yet another 60s style jumpsuit!

Vogue 6435

I made this little baby earlier this year, using some dark green wool crepe. I had made the true-to-the-pattern version for summer, (Vogue 6435) and enjoyed styling it 1920s for a Speakeasy party. I loved how versatile it was, how comfy, and stylish. And, while I can still reach around to unzip it, how these jumpsuits have become fun, unique everyday wear!

Vogue 6435 blue back

The first version used straps, and I wanted something that I could wear across the seasons, so I used a kimono bodice pattern I adapted from a 50s dress and the wonderful wide leg pants. Voila! Happiness.

The same week I finished the green wool crepe jumpsuit, I cut out another one, using some woven acrylic deep/navy blue I had in my stash… Kind of awful fabric, but in the real world with kids and grime, and once a fortnight laundromat missions, it’s amazing, foody finger smears just wipe right off, if they even stick! The fabric is not so scratchy, I lined the bodice, but not the pants, the fabric has a great drape and is not too hot.


It is nice with a brooch, a necklace.


But add a belt, and gloves…


And it’s fun!


I love the 1920s, and this is great for the easy wear, beach pajama look (I need to find a halter top for another one..). I also love the 60s with the sci-fi futuristic Spacewear, and like to imagine the people of the world living in harmony and stylish jumpsuits….but that’s another story! I love how changing the accessories makes this little jumpsuit work with many stylish decades. Eep, can’t wait to make another one….

More over on my blog, of course, Vogue 6435.

Angela xo

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