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I have been inspired by a lot of  vintage sewing enthusiasts {as well as seeing all the lovely 2012 round up posts on Sew Retro!} to write my own 2013 sewing schedule,.  It’s been great looking at all these fabulous handmade items, and I find myself drawn to the pretty, but practical pieces.  I need more of [...]

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This post is all the behind-the-scenes details of my latest me-made project, which I recently featured in an outfit post ~ My Fall Fancies Dress. I started this dress in February with an vintage Advance 9785 shirtwaist dress pattern I got off Etsy and some vintage thrifted cotton.  I think the Advance is late 1950s [...]

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Start with one vintage pattern ~ Advance 9785. Add a dash of floral fabric ~ And one excited me… And you have my next dress project in the wings! It wasn’t long after finishing my last dress{The On My Way Dress} that I began to wish I had another project to do.  Then I was [...]

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Happy days!  I get to share with you the details of my very first me made dress!  Yes, it’s a shirtwaist ~ er, of sorts {you’ll see why  say that in a bit}, it’s got an A-line skirt, a self –drafted Peter Pan collar, cute buttons and pockets; and oh!  I should stop talking and [...]

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It took longer than I had hoped, but I have finally finished my very first circle skirt!  Yay! *does a dance* …  > > …  < < ….  > >….  \ ^ U ^ / There were some tears along the way ~ I had to restart the waist band about five times and on [...]

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