I Heart Wool

by Laura Mae on December 16, 2011 · 5 comments

in 1940s,1950s,Coats,Dresses,Skirts

I pulled out one of my favorite wool pencil skirts to wear this week, made using Simplicity 4047.  This skirt makes me want to sew up a bunch of blouses to match.

The wool is what was leftover from my construction of Butterick 5281.

I love when I can squeeze two projects out of one length of wool!  It makes me think I am getting away with something . . .

And I have finished my new wool coat!  While it is not vintage, per se, it definitely has that feel, so I thought I would share it with you.

As always, more pictures may be found over at Lilacs & Lace.

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– who has written 27 posts on WeSewRetro.com.

I adore sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Katherine December 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

Butterick 5281 is a stunner!

Congratulations on your Threads win! I’ve been delighted to see you getting the attention you so richly deserve :)


Laura Mae December 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Thank you Katherine! And thank you so much for helping with the Threads voting – I am absolutely sure that it made a huge difference!

Keep up the fantastic work with this site – I love all the new features!


DapperDuds December 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

You always make such beautiful things!


mariebayarea December 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm



isaida January 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Just found this blog and checking out archives.

I LOVE the Butterick dress! Gorgeous!


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