Swingin’ skirt

by Anni on August 11, 2012 · 0 comments

in 1950s,Skirts

Being between flats and jobs is not the most desirable place to be. That is, however, the case and that’s why I have been so very quiet here.

I made this simple but cute black 50′s circle skirt to bear the heat of the summer in London.

The pattern is the same as in this one, except this time the skirt is slightly shorter. I’m loving the result!

More, as always, on my blog Needles and roses

Anni xx


It’s been awfully long since I last posted here. Worry not- I see some vintage sewing in the near future! Now I would need all your lovely fellow sewers help.

Would anyone happen to know any pattern similar to Marty’s gorgeous yellow top in the carnival scenes of Grease? I haven’t been able to find one I’d like, or have I just not looked hard enough?


Anni xx



Oh bandana!

by Anni on February 26, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1950s,Accessories

This one isn’t exactly a sewing project, but I thought I’d still share it with you guys. It does include some little sewing. And gluing and tying. It’s a simple bandana look-a-like  headband!

This is a great solution for those who (like me) used to spend hours and hours trying to tie a bandana properly having their hair down, without succeeding. Don’t you just love the result? I know I do.

More in my blog, Needles and roses

Love, Anni xx


After drooling over a navy blue circle skirt on ebay, with a £50 price tag I headed to the local craft shop for cheaper option. All the materials for making one myself cost me exactly £10, so obviously buying from ebay was out of the question.

This lovely light-weight but still thick(ish) syntethic blended fabric feels gorgeous and looks great. It only took me an hour to sew this, result! I’ll be sure to make some more of these!

Greetings from sunny London!

Anni xx