I finally made MYSELF a vintage dress. The pattern was Butterick 9499 and I believe it is late 50′s or early 60′s. I went with a green cotton broadcloth. I bought this a while back, and paid $1.99 a yard for it- which means this dress cost me about $10 bucks to make. Cotton… I [...]


For this dress I used vintage pattern Simplicity 4432.  From what I could glean on the internet (and correct me if I am wrong) this pattern is from the early 60′s. I used 100% cotton of course! It was a piece of fabric I fell in love with on a recent trip to Oregon. It [...]


Recently I joined in the Sew For Victory Sew Along, and although I was a few days late I DID finish! Whew! My pattern was a 1940′s blouse pattern I bought off Etsy. It came to me all the way from the UK, but I had to have it… I fell in love with the [...]


A few weeks back I posted a pattern and a question about what kind of seams you lovely fellow sewers use to finish your vintage clothing. (I wasn’t sure if a serger would be appropriate!) I received many good suggestions, and happily began my first vintage project! Here is the pattern and fabric for the [...]


I recently found this blog and went back several months reading all the posts and became inspired to finally start on my first Vintage dress. I have been collecting patterns for a while but have not ventured forth and created. But this weekend I began my first dress for my eldest daughter who chose the [...]