I’ve been searching Craigslist for sewing notions, patterns, and fabric, and yesterday I made a huge find! For $20, I purchased over 150 vintage patterns from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
It’s been a lot of fun going through the patterns. There’s a good selection of 70s and 80s dresses, women’s suits (pants/skirts/blouse/blazer combos), and skirts, as well as adorable little girls’ dresses.
Happy vintage sewing!
My first Jumper ever… Made with the Burda Style Vintage issue and some cotton flanell fabric.
What do you think? Too much of a country look with the checks?
Imagine it with a black pencil skirt and heels…
More about the process you can find on my blog.
A very, very long project has reached its end, and a couple of weeks ago my suit and I walked the streets of Paris. My inspiration is the 1950’s, Christian Dior and the New Look.
The suit is in black wool crêpe and lined in emerald green viscose. The buttons are vintage (from France!). The deep shawl collar and padded peplum are hand worked, as are the buttonholes and the lining.
I’ve used lots of suits from the era as inspiration for the design, and the pattern was drafted by myself and my teacher. I’ve used multiple resources to find the best way to make it, the vintage way so to speak. You can of course read all about it on my blog!
A-line mini dress , bell sleeves
vintage double knit textured polyester fabric
Polynesian Pattern, Kahiko 188
more on my blog : http://crazeegirl-wears-vintage-dress.blogspot.fr/
About a year ago my husband convinced me that I should make him a Smoking Jacket. We looked at a lot of vintage patterns, and finally decided that the best choice would be Simplicity 1758 View 3
He purchased quilted fabric in golds and black. I worked on it much of the summer because I did a ton of hand finishing on it, and finally finished it a few weeks ago. It turned out quite lovely.
I am hoping to get my husband to agree to a photo shoot this weekend Wish me luck!
An age and a half ago, I spontaneously bought some gorgeous vintage poly-cotton online without giving much thought to the fact that it was a very limited 1 yard long. Luckily, when One Week, One Pattern came along back in September, it inspired me to finally put my fabric to good use! Using this Coletterie tutorial, I just about managed to squeeze a cropped Hawthorn out of it.
Sometimes it really pays off to be patient and hoard fabric for the ‘right’ make. In this case I think my fabric and pattern combination is a match made in heaven. I even found the perfect vintage buttons for it in my stash. Overall, I’m smitten with the 1950s vibe of this cropped blouse.
As always, more information and pictures available on my blog – A Stitching Odyssey.