I have recently been inspired by all the amazing Mad Men sewing projects people have been doing based on Joan. I absolutely love the straight or wiggle dress styles on other people and decided it was time to try out a new silhouette for myself. I also decided to sew from a pattern again – [...]


I recently finished this mixed era dress and I love it. I think I’ve worn it at least three times in the past two weeks! I can’t feel anything but happy when wearing this – I think it’s the brilliant green colours… The pattern is one I drafted myself based on a 1950′s design (this [...]


So my New Years resolution was to make one thing a month for myself (and post it on here of course!). Unfortunately this is only my first post this year – which means that I have a little bit of catching up to do. I made this 1950′s inspired dress from some beautiful cotton fabric [...]


On a resent trip to Japan I went a little crazy with fabric buying. As I do a lot of sewing for other people my lovely husband made me promise him that I would make something for myself as my first project when we returned home. Below is the result. This is the first time [...]


Hi all and happy new year! My resolution this year is to start making my own bras and matching underwear. I have no experience in this type of sewing at all and I am hoping some of you can recommend any patterns and sewing books/guides that you have found useful. I’m a huge 1950′s fan [...]


Hi! My name’s Claire and this is my first post on this amazing blog. I’ve been reading it for a while now and have been meaning to contribute – only problem is I hate photos. Finally after a couple of wines with my very best friend I decided it was time to share…. This is [...]