Betsys Baby

These are some matching Easter shirts I made for my boys. Both are made from vintage 40s/50s patterns and will work for my Sew For Victory entries. (I’m hoping to sew up some more 40s patterns before the April 30th deadline.) They were so easy to sew up and I already have plans for a [...]


A Vintage 1960s maternity dress I sewed up. See more on my blog.


Check out my vintage 1970s maternity dress. Made from Butterick 5572 Check it out here.


I recently made a simple gathered skirt as a basic separate, and I’ve been wearing it as often as I can, so I thought I’d share it with you here. It’s easy as pie to make and given the right fabric can look dressed up or down, and makes a quick addition to the vintage [...]


To celebrate my birthday this month, I’m hosting a little giveaway on my blog click here to enter to win a vintage pattern and fabric!  

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I know this isn’t sewing, but I assume some people who like to sew vintage might want to knit vintage, too. I have a free vintage knitting pattern from the August 1951 issue of Workbasket magazine available on my blog. Y’all Come!


This shirt did not come together as easily as it should have, but even thought there’s still some kinks to get out, I’m pretty happy with it. I even managed to match the plaid down the front across the button placket. It’s a combination of Advance 8254 and Simplicity 4940, although I didn’t choose to [...]


Seriously, I can’t get enough of circle skirts lately. So, I made another one. Same pattern, another vintage-esque print. Oh, and I tried a more vintage styling with it this time. Check out my blog Betsy’s Baby for more info and pictures. Y’all come!


Well, I finished my second circle skirt, and actually wore it to church yesterday(I will post on it later, as I didn’t get any pictures). Man, those things are addictive! I’m already considering making a third….in corduroy! But that’s partially why I’m posting about it here, because I’m not sure that’s what I want to [...]


This is is a circle skirt I recently made, and I have a feeling it will be the first of many more to come. I may even become known as the lady who wears “those” skirts, lol. I really love this skirt, and although I had to take off about six or seven inches and [...]