I’ve been busy the last couple months with sewing that wasn’t vintage.  There were a couple of zombie events where I needed to make a Pride and Prejudice costume and a steampunk-ish costume.  Then I needed to make three Santa themed costumes. I digress, this post isn’t about those projects. A bit of back story [...]


I’m in the midst of making my Pride and Prejudice and Zombies costume, but as much as I’m enjoying it, there is a whole lot of cream going on with the dress.  I decided to whip up a colourful little dress for my friend’s wee girl. If you have read my previous posts, you’ll know [...]


Hello all! Just when I thought I was making some serious dents in testing out my vintage patterns, this happens: My friend’s mother found out I like to sew with vintage patterns and for my recent birthday, she sent me a box of patterns that belonged to an auntie that sewed all the time.  There [...]


If it’s early May, there are two things those around me can count on: 1. I’ve tormented them for the last month with a countdown to my birthday (39 this year) and… 2. The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival (8 this year) is going on. I love Vancouver’s burlesque scene.  There are some AMAZING, creative, sassy [...]


Hello all! It’s been awhile.  I’ve been sewing, but I keep forgetting to take pictures of my projects.  It’s one of my goals for the coming year – document my projects a little better and MAYBE start my own blog.  I’ll keep you posted. This little project came about because my every day clothing is [...]


I am about to embark on a project for a friend which has me making a 1970s double breasted blazer a la Don Cherry.  The colour palette requested is based on the Cleveland Browns uniforms – orange and brown.  Yup.  Let that sink in for a second… SOOOO…I decided I wanted to make something for [...]


Over the last seven years Vancouver (Canada) has been host to the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival the weekend of my birthday.  How serendipitous for me!  Last year I decided to celebrate my burlesque birthday in style.  Between the costumes and the outfits the audience members were wearing, I think I might have hyperventilated with excitement.  [...]


As many of you have confessed on this site, I too have been “creeping” silently on this site before taking the plunge and deciding to post some of my creations. For my first post, I decided I would show the project I finished most recently:  a simple 1950s top from an original Simplicity pattern – [...]