Hello everyone, today I have to show you New Look 6000. I know this is a widely loved pattern by vintage enthusiasts because it has a great vintage flair, and I couldn’t agree with them more! I actually was surprised to see that the finished product fit me perfectly, knowing my previous experience with modern patterns. I used a bright purple gabardine. I would highly recommend this pattern to vintage and modern sewers. My only dilemma with the pattern was the collar. It is not supposed to, but it curls into itself. Also, my button pulls on the fabric beneath it. I’m not sure, but that might be a button placement problem.

My gorgeous art nouveau inspired button

 Thanks for looking!


Retro Butterick 5603

by Maddy on April 28, 2014 · 9 comments

in 1950s

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you my second ever sewing project. It was a killer, considering the only other thing I had made at the time was an apron. I probably haven’t even made anything quite this difficult since! I am pretty proud of it and glad I persevered and finished it.  I used red and white weaved lightweight linen.


Thanks for looking!


Simplicity 6127

by Maddy on January 25, 2014 · 1 comment

in 1960s,Pants / Trousers

Hello there! I literally just finished these pants. It’s my first pair of pants! This is actually my second pair of them, I liked them so much! But truthfully, I got the fabric for two before I made either so I’m glad they worked out so well. I made no major alterations, only took in the inseam 2 cm all the way to the hem. I really like high waisted pants! I always felt guilty wearing my modern pants after always wearing vintage clothes. I feel like my wardrobe is becoming more complete!


They’re made out of houndstooth patterned corduroy. The pattern is from 1965. Next time I wear the other pair, I will take a picture of them!

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Butterick 8321

by Maddy on January 23, 2014 · 6 comments

in 1950s,Dresses


Hi guys! I’m back. I have Butterick 8321 from the late 50′s. It’s wool, has a nice scarf bow I made, and a belt. It was really easy and I’m pretty proud of it. I went on a mad hunt for vintage buttons and even ordered some that were the wrong size, but ended up getting new ones instead. Oh well, I’ll have to do vintage buttons next time!