BoPeep

Earlier this month I had an occasion that required a witch’s costume.  So I took the glamourous highroad and sewed up a  jacket out of a vintage Halloween novelty print.  It’s one part 1950s (if you base it on the pattern I used and full crinoline skirt), one part Victorian (if you consider the frou-frou [...]

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A quick-sew project from Simplicity 6954 for those sunny September days. Why have I been avoiding polyester for so long? This dress is comfy! More details at the Hometown Victory Girl blog

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, but I’m enjoying everyone’s projects immensely!  Last weekend my husband and I went to the Symco Shakedown Traditional Hot Rod Show.  I was in charge of organizing the Miss Symco pin-up contest, and this was my dress for the event.   More details and photos on my [...]

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Okay, so the whole ‘shepherdess’ thing is just a ruse.   If you find me in the barn, odds are I’m spending some quality time with the Sawzall.  That truck won’t modify itself afterall! Oh yeah, and I made that satin skirt. Stop by the Willow Homestead if you want to read about it.

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From undies to mop caps, aren’t we a great diverse group of sewers?!  If you’re not too sleepy, stop over at the Willow Homestead for a DIY look at a perfectly flouncy, ridiculously moppy cap to wear over your pins and rollers while you snooze.   And if you’re not sleepy now, this tutorial may just [...]

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Just in time for all the holiday parties (how many, exactly, do I think I’m going to host this season?), I finished my December apron!   If you’re interested,  I’m hosting an apron challenge over at my blog, Willow Homestead.  This month was made from a remnant of taffeta with flocked – yes, flocked, how cool [...]

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‘Tis the season (in Wisconsin anyways) to dig through those piles of wool yardage.  Using two Hollywood Patterns (1585 and 1898) from the late 1940s, I just finished up a matching skirt and tie-front top.  Okay, so the top won’t keep me very warm, but being a red and green plaid, this skirt will work [...]

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