1950s

Smoking Jacket

By on November 13, 2014

About a year ago my husband convinced me that I should make him a Smoking Jacket. We looked at a lot of vintage patterns, and finally decided that the best choice would be Simplicity 1758 View 3

Simplicity 1758

He purchased quilted fabric in golds and black. I worked on it much of the summer because I did a ton of hand finishing on it, and finally finished it a few weeks ago. It turned out quite lovely.

I am hoping to get my husband to agree to a photo shoot this weekend 😉 Wish me luck!

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1970s | Jumpsuits / Pantdresses

The BEST Pile of 1970s Patterns EVER

By on October 11, 2014

I drove an hour to an estate sale last weekend expressly for sewing patterns. All because there was a PUCCI pattern that was shown. I am SO glad I went! I ended up buying almost 100 patterns. There were some of the most awesome 70s jumpsuit patterns I’ve ever seen as well as some basic ones. I am keeping some, and letting go of some of the others (a girl can’t keep allllll the patterns, you know). And my biggest problem? Which to sew first!?

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1970s

A ModCloth Dress and it’s Vintage Pattern Sister

By on June 12, 2014

So I was browsing ModCloth the other day with my (a-hem) 13-year-old daughter and I came across the Twirl Next Door Dress.

Well, that looks familiar. I KNOW I have seen those keyholes on a vintage pattern. So I searched my Etsy page which took a while because I had all decades of patterns in one section of my shop (which resulted in hours of rearranging my shop, now much easier to browse!) Eventually I went through the sold items and was able to find it! Totally worth all that effort.

Check out my blog to see the early 70s pattern!

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