Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. Just popping by to show you a present I sewed for my Mom. Butterick 9214, from 1959. I really enjoyed making this pattern, I love the elegance of it. I used a heavy velour fabric which has a great drape and is cozy for a robe. My mom [...]


This is my version of vintage butterick 9752. I used a paneled cotton jacquard, with a bright blue rose print. The fabric was a score from at only $ 3.99 a yard. The dress is a mix of butterick 9752 for the back and directions and my go to current pattern, simplicity 2444. I [...]


Happy Friday everyone. This is my version of butterick retro 6582. It has a faux wrap top, gathered shoulders and a full skirt. I even got a belt made by Pat’s custom buttons and belts to match! The fabric is a silk/rayon crepe with a lot of drape, perfect for this kind of bodice. To [...]


Good morning everyone! I wanted to share my newest, project vintage simplicty 5707 with you. This is my second version of this patterns from 1964. I used a bright pink silk dupioni for the sleeveless version of this classic dress. The bodice is quick lined with rayon bemberg. Read more about it on my blog [...]


As soon as I heard about the Sew Retro: Starlet Suit Jacket course, from Gretchen Hirsch, on Craftsy, I was in. Gertie (of blog for better sewing fame) designed a retro inspired fitted jacket, and instructional course to go along with it. I used all the couture hand tailoring techniques including, padstitching the lapel and collar, welt [...]


  I made this warm and cozy robe out of Simplicity 3712, from 1961, to lounge around in style. Red sweatshirt fabric makes it easy to curl up in, and details like the satin stitch embroidered “E” make it fun to wear.   More on my blog: