Jane Carlstrom

Red & Gold scroll heart shapes cotton print paired with gold tone silk dupioni to create this vintage inspired frilly Valentine theme apron. My first time using this pattern so maintained the sizing and not many changes to the original details of Simplicity 4479However, the waist tie was kept small and the shoulder straps were [...]

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Some of you know me as Felt Sew Crafty as well as Glorious Hats. My passion for vintage, retro and even current sewing patterns has resulted in a large personal collection as well as a search and share hobby business. Recently I’ve been listing to sell a few of the sewing resource books that have [...]

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Ah ah, Oh my stars and garters! Just discovered these thanks to American Duchess, who discovered them from la Chatelaine Chocolat – who got it from a friend on Facebook – whose addy I do not have ….. but you get the idea of how the finding spreads A real treat for me and I [...]

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Cotton/lycra corduroy, cotton lined bodice, snowflake waist corsage – attaches to button at waistline, vintage buttons. Modern sewing methods used. Serge finished skirt and waist seams. Altered patterns to hopefully fit the 3 sisters; lined the bodice rather than face with corduroy; extended front flap. Same pattern as this blue jumper posted in Oct 2008. [...]

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Revisiting a 1947 Vogart pattern – here is the result.

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The jumper: The pattern:Things I did different than the pattern:Instead of putting fashion fabric casings at neck, front edge and armholes, the top is underlined with a silky cotton.All edges are top-stitched. Interfaced the front edge under the button/button hole areas. Serged the hem edge; serged the skirt side seams and waist seam after sewing [...]

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Size 4 and size 6 aprons based on this Vogart Pattern. Modifications included lining the bib, lengthening the skirt, making the skirt more full, took tucks in the sides to allow room for growth and added bias tape tabs to hide the tuck as well as to add color and style. The size 2 made [...]

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Just finished a black linen apron for a nephew based on the man’s apron in this 1968 Simplicity Pattern # 7974 Changed the stitching detail at the top of the pocket – used a Jean Muir style hem stitch and made the ties on the bias rather than length of grain. More of a story [...]

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