I made this beret as a part of The Historical Sew Fortnightly 2014 and this is the first challenge I have completed. It is a wool beret in pink/rust tartan and the pattern is The Three Hour Beret, a reproduction pattern from New Vintage Lady, dating from the early 1940’s. I have wanted to do this beret for [...]
This dress is part of my 40′s wardrobe project. Making a wardrobe after the suggestions from a 1940′s book on “everything a woman need”. Originally posted on my blog where you can find more info on the project. I started this dress two years ago, for the better part of that time, the only thing [...]
Cross-posted to my blog Isis’ Wardrobe http://isiswardrobe.blogspot.dk/ This is probably my oldest project and I’m very pleased to have it out of my way. The blouse with its embroideries were bought as a kit for about 15 years ago! It is a reproduction, so cut and embroidery are based on an actual blouse from the [...]
This summer I completed the housedress from Decades of Style, a project I started more than a year ago. The pattern The pattern is a reproduction pattern from 1944. I actually ran across the original pattern at one point and the original had another sleeves option. This pattern however only contains the short wide sleeves. [...]
The Pattern I bought the pattern for the 1930′s Pleated beret with accent trim as a PDF-pattern from Kalliedesigns at Etsy. When writing this the cost was $4.25. It was mailed to me very promptly, well within the time limit of 24 hours. The pattern is a copy of an old one, and is a [...]
Here is a few pictures of Sense & Sensibility’s swing dress. A review on the pattern can be found on my blog. To be truthful, I have been more pleased with other sewing projects. I strongly suspect the polyester in the wool blend is to blame for the skirt not draping nicely. I really need a brooch [...]
A-line skirt in medium weight wool. The pattern I used was the skirt part on a Vintage Vogue dress, but I must confess that I have forgotten which one… It’s unlined, so I wear it with a slip.