1938 Ensemble in Paisley

By on August 5, 2014

I sewed this outfit last week for a sewing challenge that required paisley. Ordinarily, a peplum looks t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e on me, but Vogue 8767 was a wonderful exception. I sewed up a mock-up first to see if the pattern worked, then started in on the real deal. I absolutely love my jacket; it is comfortable, cute, easy to sew, and I have gotten tons of comments about it.

Overall, I would highly recommend this pattern! It is a very fun addition to your wardrobe, and would look really cute with long sleeves too!

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1940s | Hats

Pearl Harbor Pillbox Hat by S&S Patterns

By on April 23, 2014

 Hey there! It’s Esther from Dolly Creates. I love vintage-style clothing, of course, so I was browsing for patterns, and I came across the Pearl Harbor Pillbox pattern from Sense and Sensibility patterns. I was SO excited to find a hat pattern that I could crochet! It was really very easy to make, and worked up fast!

Bottom line: I love this pattern a lot. I can’t wait to make one in every color!

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1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Walk-Away Dress: Butterick B4790

By on April 18, 2014

I have absolutely fallen. in. love. with vintage fashion. I can’t get enough of it! So, being as I am a bit of a novice sewist, I chose an easier pattern for my first vintage-style dress. It was SO nice to not have any zippers, buttonholes, or interfacing to deal with. I used a vintage-style cotton, and it worked great. It does wrinkle a bit, but not enough to be a problem.

It took a while to complete, since I hand-sewed the seam binding and the hem, but it still was fairly fast. I can’t wait to make another one of these dresses – they look cute with a shirt underneath, or with a cardi on top.

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