Vintage Sewing

Introduction and my latest projects

February 25, 2008

Hi, everyone! I’m Peregrine, and I’m a librarian by day, vintage pattern junkie by night. My mother taught me to sew when I was about 10, but I haven’t done much sewing for a few years, and I just discovered vintage patterns last summer. I’ve been lurking here for a few months now, and I’m really excited to be joining the blog!

Here’s my latest projects, a kimono style robe (McCall’s 3274) and pajamas (Simplicity 4312):

I made them out of a great old bed sheet from before I upgraded to a queen bed 🙂

I’m very happy with the kimono (still need to make a sash for it; that’s a scarf in the photo). The pattern’s sash is a cummerbund with boning, which I think is a little much for something I’ll never wear out of the house.

The pajamas are comfy, but the super high waistband will take some getting used to! I wasn’t watching the clock very closely, but I finished all of this in one weekend.

I have a few works in progress that (hopefully) I’ll be sharing soon!

  1. I have a pink flowered flannel sheet that I’ve been saving for the right project; this looks so nice!

    Do you have a blog? I went looking but could not find you.

  2. Thanks! I have a couple of blogs I contribute to, but none sewing related. I should be up under “The Sewers” soon 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by my page and praying for Erin! I recieved a comment about the little girl and the lady said that her parents were in her sisters sunday school class. She gave me a web site that you can go to and it updated every day. Erin does seem to be doing better, but she still has a long way to go, so we still need to keep her in our prayers! Here is the website and I will also post it on my blog! Bless you!

  4. Great job Peregrine! I love the patterns you picked and you did a great job sewing it up. I’m also a librarian/vintage sewer and love it 🙂 Happy sewing.

  5. I have this McCall kimono pattern in a very tiny 1955 size 16 — too small for me! But I love it.

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