While waiting for the sun to come out so I can take pictures of my newest dresses, I made this little mannequin to showcase the wee ones. I have a few dressmakers dummies and three complete department store mannequins, but had none that were child-sized. Now I do!




I have eleven yards of this material. I keep threatening to make my husband and my four kids all pantsuits from it for our Christmas picture. How awesome would that be?

The shirt is from Simplicity 7146.  Funky, huh?


It is a misses size 14 and fits me, but looks much better on my daughter.  It was really easy to put together.  I did cut the collar down by a LOT.  And I think when I make it again I will go a little longer.  The only issue was that the sleeves needed to be set in and sometimes I lose my patience with that, but I took my time and NO PUCKERS-like a boss. (Brushes off shoulders).

So my question is…would you wear this in public?  I mean if you didn’t own a horse…I think it’s just retro enough to be able to pull off. My husband said his mother made him wear something similar in 1976 and he does not like it.  (Not that that matters to me-sorry dear). What say you?

More on my blog

Happy sewing,



Valentines Dress

by Lisasews on January 30, 2013 · 9 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I have committed myself to sewing a dress every week for the entire year of 2013.  This is my first one (I just started my blog today).  It is an Anne Adams pattern from 1971.  

I also re-constructed an old turtle neck sweater into a cardigan.

I would have loved to have modeled this for you…but it’s too small.  The pattern said it was a size 12, but I think it’s more like an 8 or 10.  So if you are interested…there’s more info on my blog.

Happy Sewing!





Little Bud Lobster Pants

This is a quick pair of shorts that I made for my son for the Fourth. I did not put in the button and fly and opted to do a fake fly and insert an elastic at the back.

Advance 8051

Now if it would only stop raining!