ErikaMadeIt

  This is my Halloween costume, I’m McCall’s 6351, view A from 1962! This was super easy to do and perfect for the vintage sewing lovers out there!  Come Read all about it over at my blog: Erika Made It

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I’m back with another, vintage dress remake! I have an obsession for rick rack, and fell in love with this blue dress covered in rick rack, that was posted on the Coletterie blog. I knew that I had to make my own, and finished it just in time for my first anniversary!   I used [...]

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I’ve made a vintage copy-cat dress. I’ve been ogling this dress on pinterest for a long time and have finally recreated my own using vintage simplicity 3338 from 1960. The striped fabric is a close match from the original from Mood. To see more come visit my blog : ErikaMadeIt           [...]

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I love this kitchy vintage pattern, burda re-issue 7109. A loose fitting top with bloomers! I used a silk cotton blend with yellow flowers which is super soft, but very sheer! I underlined just the front of the top with a cotton voile. It goes perfectly with my feather slippers! see more on my blog [...]

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I’m back with another sweetheart sundress from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing! This time it’s the tiki variation I made from some Marc Jacobs flowered cotton from my stash. This fabric was meant to be a tiki dress! I did another shirred back, because I’m obsessed now, and I draped a faux sarong piece [...]

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  I have another finished project from Gertie’s Book for Better Sewing, it’s the sweetheart sundress made up in this adorable umbrella print cotton.  I also did a shirred back, a vintage detail that I am now obsessed with, it gives the bodice such a snug feeling. I also added one of my favorite things [...]

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Hello vintage lovers! I’m back with another dress from the marvelous book “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing” . This shirtwaist dress in 100% retro, and I am so in love with it. I used a linen with a bit of texture in it that has been in my stash for two years now, just [...]

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Isn’t this new reprint from Simplicity the BEST?! I love the shape, and it has french darts and one piece facings! It was a dream to put together, I had a super cute dress in a matter of hours. I used a cotton/lycra blend in this fantastic coral color, with a pique collar and covered [...]

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  Hello vintage lovers! This is my second version of the Vintage Vogue reprint 8728. I finally got the fit right, the first dress had so much ease I went two sizes down for the perfect fit. The fabric is cherry print rayon, which is very lightweight and has a bit of stretch, from Mood [...]

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      Hello vintage lovers! I’ve gone all out Joan for the Mad Men Challenge. My Aunt is a hairdresser and I had her do my hair in the signature Joan updo. The dress is the wiggle dress from Gertie’s Book for better sewing, another excellent pattern from Gertie’s book. This is my third so far! [...]

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