The second skirt in my Pendleton quartet is another plaid number. This one is fairly plain as well, with some simple alterations made to change the look up a bit. I widened the waistband and added suspenders. I’ve always really liked the look of the suspender skirt (whether from the 1910s or the 1950s or [...]


I have finally taken a few photos of the other two projects I finished in the last couple of months. They’ve been worn and washed, and worn and washed repeatedly, so they are not quite as neat and tidy as they looked when I first completed them, but they have already been well loved in [...]


It’s been a while since I posted, but I promise I’ve actually been working on lots of projects. It’s just taken me forever to get anything finished and photographed. The boy makes it difficult to work on things steadily, and my project ADD doesn’t help (especially when I’ve got 6 or more projects in the [...]


Hello everyone! I’ve been working on a sweater recently and am at a point where I need to make a style/color decision. I’m having a hard time figuring out what I want to do, so I’d like to hear your opinions. The pattern is from 1951, and this is the photo from the original magazine. [...]


I finally finished another project! I started this 1940s shirtdress a few weeks ago in an effort to expand my vintage style wardrobe with a few more nursing friendly options to wear post baby. I attached the sleeves, set the zipper and did all the other finishing work on it this afternoon and evening. It [...]


I have a question for all of you. I have 4.5 yard of this lovely floral print challis (it’s 54″ wide) and am having a devil of a time figuring out exactly what I want to do with it. I bought it knowing I wanted to do something late 30s-early 40s, with gathering details and [...]


Hi all! While this is not actually a sewing related post, I wanted to share with you some photos I’ve been working on scanning of my grandparents and other family. My Nana was a particularly stylish lady, and it’s a lot of fun looking at her clothes, and what she and her friends wore when [...]

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Since lesson plan reviewing, cushion re-covering and dish washing are all really boring activities, I decided I wanted to make something fun and pretty for myself. I’ve got so many pieces of fabric sitting in my stash for projects that have been put on further hold because I won’t be back into my normal clothes [...]


I finally got a couple of other projects finished up and wanted to share this one with you all. It’s a maternity dress I made from Simplicity 3345 from 1960. The pattern was a gift from a friend (along with several others), and the fabric was from the large stash at my mom’s house, so [...]


I finally finished another project that has been languishing on the sewing table for a while, waiting to have the finishing work completed. It’s a pair of bubblegum pink shortie pajamas from a 1960s pattern that I’ve had for a while. The pattern I used was Butterick 7559. Image courtesy Vintage Patterns Wiki I’ve wanted [...]