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I love wearing these in the summer and I made some really bright ones this time. Both 100% cotton and look great with so many of my outfits. I was gardening this week and was very happy to have my hair up in one. More pictures at My Blog

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I decided to go the other direction this time and have a more fitted Wiggle Dress. This again is made of 100% cotton and has a V neck front and back! The pattern is New Style Mail Order 3118. I was the first to open and use it, so very exciting to unfold a pattern [...]

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I finally finished my dress and had a sunny day to take some pictures. This is made from pattern Vogue Vintage 8789. It was very easy to make, I bought a two layer petticoat for underneath and wow am I pleased with it. I used very soft cotton in blue floral and it really does [...]

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So I made my second 40′s dress. I am beginning to really understand the old patterns and sometimes think they are actually easier then the modern ones and am getting better each time. I really love this one with all of the buttons and neck line. Although the pictures do not show this so well, [...]

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So in my endeavors to make a 40′s wardrobe I made a blouse, I love the puffy sleeves and I really like the peter pan collars and I found a pattern thats fits both. This is a modern pattern but has that vintage feel. The pattern is Butterick 5711 and was not too difficult to [...]

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So as I love sewing wartime items, I made these and I am finishing one more now. My nan used to wear these all the time and so do I now when I am cleaning or for my reenactment’s. They are from an original 40′s pattern and made in all cotton, look so great with [...]

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So I got to finally make my 1940s Turban from an old sewing book. Love how it turned out and goes with my dress lovely. Now to make some in really nice material so I can wear them to the reenactments I attend also the dances. I love how versatile these are too as I [...]

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Hello and today I am showing my first dress I have ever made in this style. This was a challenge for me, I learnt a lot about dress making and many some new contacts.  I chose this shirt style dress unbeknown to me a collar is not that easy especially for a beginner but here [...]

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