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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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Yesterday I finished this darling dress from a McCall’s pattern by designer Mollie Parness.  The fabric was a bear to work with , but the instructions were easy to follow.  In the end, it turned out well.  Stop on over to  my blog for more details.  


Recently I’ve acquired some darling retro patterns on Ebay. Here are a few. I have two more patterns on my blog. I’ve been frustrated by the lack of good fabric options to make the 1073 dress. Are there any fabric stores online that you trust? It’s hard to buy fabric without seeing it in person!


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. [...]