1960s | Blouses | Vintage Sewing

Butterick 3067

By on October 30, 2012

This Butterick Pattern from the late 60s was to be my ‘Back-to-School’ outfit. As you can tell, I’m a little late for that. I did get the blouse done in time for Halloween, however.

I omitted the pointy sleeves but kept the pointy collar. I have not started the jumper as I am afraid I will look like a sausage!  I thought it would look just lovely for Halloween with my retro suit from the thrift store.  I have some other thrifty finds on my blog if you would care to check it out.  Happy Halloween.





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1930s | Dresses

Decades of Style 1930’s Button Dress

By on April 10, 2012

I was so excited to start this 1930s dress from pattern maker, Decades of Style.


This is a photo of the dress on my dress form.  Unfortunately, the dress did not flatter my shape at all.  You can see the results on my blog.  The pattern company itself makes darling retro styles for the modern seamstress.  The instructions were easy to follow and I would use their patterns again.  I just need to make sure the style works for me and not fall in love with the picture on the front of the pattern!

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Vintage Sewing

Vintage Patterns in St. George

By on March 6, 2012

I had such a wonderful time with my husband in St. George this weekend.  I got to go to the vintage/consignment/antique/specialty stores.  My husband, on the other hand had to present at a boring conference.  I got the better end of the deal.  I found a stash of lovely vintage patterns from the late 1960s to early 1970s.  Stop by my blog to see the most of the collection.



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Vintage Western Find in Small Town Utah

By on October 28, 2011

Hello all.  This is my first post to this wonderful blog!

Recently my family went on a little camping trip,  and my daughter and I found a charming vintage cowboy shop in Panguitch, Utah.  When she saw this dress, her eyes nearly popped out of her head and she couldn’t wait to try it on.  Here she is modeling it for Halloween.


It looks like it is a late 19th century style dress, but I am guessing it was made mid-20th century.  The tag says Donnell’s of Denver.  I can’t find any information on this brand.  Does anyone know any thing about this company or have an idea when it was made?  The only repair I will have to do is to reinforce the zipper and fix a little tear in the hem.  Stop by my blog for a visit.

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