Unlike most of my vintage-inspired sewing projects, this one isn’t from a self drafted pattern, but made from a late ’50s – early ´60s sport shirt pattern that mysteriously existed among my sewing patterns. The fabric is from a Scandinavian fabric store chain called Stoff&Stil and with such lovely ’50s style rocket ships I just [...]
This is my contribution to the second challenge in the Historical Sew Fortnightly 2014, which was “Innovation”. I’ve written quite a lot about why this dress is a sign of social change in my blog, and also have pictures of my inspiration etc, you can see it here.
Since I’ve spent quite a lot of time at the beach lately I got the idea that it would be nice to have something pretty to wear when you’re having a break from swimming and play with a frisbee for example. or when you yourself has finished swimming but your kid haven’t and you walk [...]
Right now I’m not making dresses because I need (whatever you mean by that) them, but because some time I have to make something out of all of that fabric. This is an old cotton fabric, probably as old as from the 1940s. I drafted the pattern myself, but it is based on late 1930s/early [...]
Since I had worn out a spring/summer jacket that I inherited from a friend seven years ago (that she had made and used for a couple of years) I decided to make a light jacket from what I suspect is mostly polyester in a diamond twill pattern this spring. My inspiration started with this illustration [...]
I guess everyone has a few well-tried and modified patterns that they use again and again. One of mine is a 1940s pattern with pleats at the shoudlers and under the bust gives the shaping. My pattern is self-drafted, but I looked at the back sides of many 1940s pattern envelopes to get the shape, [...]