1930s | Vintage Sewing

Sweetheart Overalls

By on April 17, 2013

Even though it’s not exactly Spring yet here in Wisconsin, I’m soaking up sun whenever I can find it!  Last weekend my husband was kind enough to snap a few shots of my new Decades of Style 1930s Sweetheart Overalls (using his 1951 Oshkosh Truck as a most appropriate prop).  More details and pics at my blog.

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1950s | Vintage Sewing

1950s ZigZag Suit

By on November 8, 2012

One Fall project knocked off the list…a skirt suit with matching blouse made out of a ridiculous zigzag knit.  That fact along could qualify me for the “Mildly Insane” tag over there.  The very controversial half-belt treatment pretty much seals the deal.  People either love it or hate it.  Have to say, though, that I’m actually quite happy with the fit and styling.  More details on my blog, Willow Homestead.

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1950s | Jackets | Vintage Sewing

1950s or Victorian? You decide.

By on October 10, 2012

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 lace cuffs and collar), and one part Steampunk (if you consider the amount of bosom that’s featured).   I fear my sewing will never be the same.  More pics and details at my blog.

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