This is a hand smocked sundress I just finished up for my daughter. It’s a refashion from the skirt of one of my old dresses, which I had appliqued the cherries onto originally. The smocking took a couple of evenings work in front of the TV and was very enjoyable to do (after the slightly [...]


Images from the last two of these booklets over on my blog, dating from December 1940 and February 1941 Butterick Fashion News 


More fashions from Butterick, today from August and September 1940.   Butterick Fashion News, Aug & Sept 1940 


Hello all! I just posted images of Butterick spring fashions from 1940 over on my blog. Enjoy!   Butterick Fashion News, March 1940


I just finished up this dress for the little one, from Butterick 7410 (1950s- shown right below). It’s effectively a mini version of a suspender skirt I made for myself last year: what I had left from that was only really big enough pieces for something like this, and I used the same lining, buttons [...]


I have just posted images from two French fashion magazines from 1951 and 1959 over on my blog and wanted to share them with you all. Enjoy! Reflets de Paris, 1959 and La Mode Pratique, 1951

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This is one from my Autumn sewing plans that went awry. I made this blouse up very quickly then shoved it in the wardrobe without ever posting about it, an all too common occurence for me! It is made from a 50s Butterick pattern, a classic basic blouse, from a green/black/cream woven striped cotton with [...]


I thought I’d share my recent acquisitions with you all. I know many of you also have an interest in vintage machines and use them regularly. My boyfriend recently started work at the local rubbish tip, and saved these two from being thrown in the scrap metal skip as a surprise for me. Excuse the [...]


This is one item from my current project list, an all-new wardrobe for Autumn. It is a black and white plaid jumper or suspender skirt, for which I took inspiration from various 1950s patterns.   I drafted the pattern myself, starting with my half-circle skirt as a base. I divided the skirt into four panels [...]