This blouse did first come to life this summer, when I was browsing the excellent pattern shop Midvale Cottage for vintage patterns, and I came across Simplicity 1782. It was love at first sight! All the pretty details on this pattern makes it truly one of a kind.  It is my first venture into the 1940´s, [...]


Hello! Today I´m posting a skirt I made this week, it´s based on the swedish vintage pattern Vi-mönster 3324. Great pattern, very easy to make! It´s got pleats and a big and nice waistband. I love it, and I´m looking forward to be wearing this with sandals instead of wellies! . It´s called the Linné [...]


Hello people, long time no see! Is this because I´ve stopped sewing all together? No, no. I am just a lazy photographer;-). Well, here are one of my recent creations, it´s a pencil skirt cut in one whole piece (plus waistband, hence the title). This is a peculiar, and quite interesting way of drafting skirts, [...]


Hello everyone! I am currently working on a wrap-around dress from the 70s (don´t you just love the colors and the accessorizing of the original design drawing?). I have finished everything, but I find that the neckline is a tad too revealing for me to wear without a top underneath. I would love to wear [...]


Hello all! This dress is a homage to Rosemary Clooney. An amazing woman, indeed. I made a dress out of this pattern: and here are the result: More info on my blog!


Hello! My name is Sølvi and I´m happy to be here. My retro fashion predispositions these days are the 70ies (the 1970ies that is- thought I might clear that one up for those of you who sew REALLY retro clothing;-), and the 1940ies. This is a self-made top from a Burda Magazine 1974 issue. But [...]

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