Bex

Hi guys and gals! I’ve finally finished making Gertie’s Shaheen-inspired sarong dress (Butterick B6019) and I hope you like it! The pattern:                         My version:                               This pattern was HARD! [...]

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It’s summer down here in Australia, so it felt like a good time to make Anne Adams 4705 (circa late 1940s/early 1950).                               My version is made from quilter’s cotton purchased at Spotlight last year, and took about 4m of trim. [...]

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Just sneaking my last bit of vintage sewing into the end of 2013 – some basic women’s summer tops using Simplicity 2118 (circa late 1950s).                                   This is what the pattern sleeve looks like – I went with View 1. [...]

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It’s heading into Summer down here in Australia, meaning hot and humid weather is just around the corner. My mission to have a fully wearable Vintage Wardrobe means I have plenty of summer skirts – but a serious lack of shorts/capris! The perfect solution is clamdiggers! Dressy enough to wear to lunch out with friends, casual enough [...]

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There’s no such thing as too much ric-rac! When Abby from BlueGingerDoll showed me her latest skirt design I knew straightaway it would be right up my alley.  To me, it feels like a casual late-1940′s skirt, but it could be styled for a 1950s or 1960s look quite easily.           [...]

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I know it’s not technically sewing, but I thought some of you might like to see my finished 1940′s victory jumper… The pattern is Patons 876, and was really enjoyable to knit!                                 ‘Victory’ clothing was worn either before the [...]

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I’m still plowing on with my attempt to have a completely wearable 1940s wardrobe – either by buying or making the outfits I want need. And the latest gap to be filled – a 1940′s jumper dress! The pattern is Mail Order 2082, and I (hesitantly) used the sweetheart neckline version, with heart patch pockets. [...]

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Continuing on in my attempt at a 1940′s wearable wardrobe – the ubiquitous 1940′s Lumber Jacket!                               Really very happy with how this turned out (and really happy its stopped raining long enough so I can take photos)! I used Simplicity [...]

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I swooned when I saw this dress over at ButchWax Vintage – it’s divine! It would be perfect for weddings, parties and picnics – every occasion, but such a tiny waist!                       I knew I needed to make my own (modest) version if I was [...]

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I call it the shirt dress with a difference, because, well, its a little bit different! Here’s the original from 1953: And here’s my slightly modified version: My version uses a stretch cotton sateen to get a nice fit – and a self drafted circle skirt. I have a strong feeling the pleated wiggle skirt [...]

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