A.J.A.

I found this sweet vintage fabric yesterday while thrifting and flea market hunting. I am always on the lookout for retro and vintage sewing patterns, notions, fabric, and, ahem, machines. I have gotten to the point where my stash cabinet doors and drawers won’t close, and I have two too many machines (let’s not even [...]

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Happy New Year!  I just finished up what is probably my favorite garment that I have made so far, a 49er style jacket, and I thought I’d share! I have a vintage 49er, but it’s old, and sad, and moth eaten. So, I made a new one using this pattern. Here is what I sewed up…. [...]

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I have been wanting to try sewing underwear for a while. Last time I bought some cotton ones with stretch lace at the store, the stretch lace ripped on every pair after the first wash. That ticked me off! I knew I could at least do better than that. Well, I have come across several [...]

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My younger sister was married at the end of September, and she asked me to be her Matron of Honor. Instead of choosing dresses for her attendants to wear, she sent us a swatch and told us to get as close to that color as we could. Can you imagine how excited I was? I [...]

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Hi Fellow Seamsters and Seamstresses! I recently finished a dress from Simplicity 3463 in a thrifted fabric (maybe challis? I am still not a good fabric detective). The pattern is “Simple to Make” circa early 1960s. Image courtesy of the Vintage Pattern Wiki Adjustments: I made a size 16. I shortened the bodice by one [...]

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Hi all!I made a new “fireman style” sun hat yesterday using Butterick 3850, a vintage Betsey Johnson accessories pattern from the 70s.  I made it in a fun, summery citrus and checks fabric, and I like the way it came out. More about my new hat, strawberry jam, and other pre-summer shenaningans at my blog, [...]

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Hello! I hope you had a wonderful holiday if you celebrate Easter, and if not, I hope you had a great weekend! We had a nice time here on the farm, and I sewed up some new dresses for my little bunny and I to wear for Easter. More photos on my blog, Farmhouse Garden, [...]

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Hey All!Here are a few projects I have been up to for the last couple of weeks. I have just been working on a bunch of stuff all at the same time, because I like to mess with my sanity like that. Anyway, I finished up a cape and an apron, and I plan on [...]

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Last week, I felt inspired to sew a new dress. I didn’t want this one to take a million years (like it usually does…I am still learning, and I have a one year old!), I just wanted to sew it up, sew it up right, and have it done before it became tiresome. Well, I [...]

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Hello all! I just sewed up a quick little romper from 1982.  It was fun and easy to do. The pattern was not appropriate for stripes, but I like to live dangerously , and I wasn’t too worried about the matching, as this is a romper for gardening on the farm. If you care to [...]

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