Becca

I made this dress for Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Dress Challenge. My inspiration was this teal dress that Joan wore in season 5. I used Butterick 2952 as a base pattern, but I made several alterations and additions. I added buttons on the front bodice, changed the neckline and drafted a collar to go with [...]

{ 11 comments }

I made this dress for the Sew for Victory sew along challenge, hosted by Rochelle from Lucky Lucille. I used a vintage pattern from the 1940s, Simplicity 4036. I had to make a lot of alterations to the pattern (it was two sizes too big and I always have a lot of fit issues anyway), [...]

{ 12 comments }

This coat is made from a heavily interfaced, vintage double knit that I found in the thrift store a few years ago. I made it using a self-drafted pattern. I think the coat has a very 60′s feel to it. It is fully lined, and features a large collar, puff sleeves, welt pockets, topstitching and [...]

{ 7 comments }

This project is in honor of a turtle friend that I made last weekend (more details on my blog). I know that the color and geometric pattern on the dress is not an exact match to the turtle’s shell, but I associate the project with that turtle. Probably because of the yellow markings and the [...]

{ 3 comments }

I made this dress using a vintage floral cotton that was given to me. I also used a vintage sewing pattern that I acquired for free: Simplicity 8827. So this dress was essentially made for free, except for the cost of thread. I made a few adjustments to the pattern (neckline, waist and length), but [...]

{ 2 comments }

I started making this dress a little over a year ago, and put it aside for one reason or another. In an effort to make progress on my UFO pile, I pulled it out about a month ago. I originally cut out the bodice pieces from McCalls 2287 from the ’60s. However, I had to [...]

{ 2 comments }