Heapha

I just wanted to share with you all what a little vintage flare can do for costuming. Last Easter some friends and I dressed up as the avengers for a role playing convention. But with a sweet vintage twist. By using a vintage 1950′s reprint (Butterick 5603) pattern we created our favourite superhero’s super classy. [...]

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Just a quick question – is it possible to take the bottom half of a dress – add a waistband and create a skirt. – I am looking at butterick 5281 but only have just enough fabric for the bottom half.

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This dress was made out of a cotton voile with a blue and green floral print and some flocking (which is hard to see in photos). I saw the material (on sale as usual) for about $5 a meter at spotlight and fell in love with the blue and green colouring straight away. It was [...]

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This is a dress that I made when I first set out on vintage sewing. I believe it was the 2nd vintage vogue pattern I attempted. The original pattern reminded me strongly of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. It has an inbuilt elegance about it that I found captivating (as I always do). I however [...]

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