1940s | 1960s | Swimwear / Sunwear

Summer Sewing

By on March 24, 2015

Hey guys, lately I’ve been enjoying the warm weather and have put away my winter patterns for a few months. Yesterday I began this bra top, and today I finished it! It was super easy and quick, not to mention really cute. Where do you all wear your retro bra tops? I think they’re really neat, but not as practical as a full shirt. I really liked the small amount of fabric it required- about 1 yard and 1/2 yard of lining. I used all scraps for it!

DSCF7237 DSCF7238 DSCF7244 Circa 1940s Simplicity Pattern 2825 Junior Misses and Misses Jacket Bra and Shorts Size 14

The finished product looks a little different from the drawing. The folded edge is small so it lays flat rather than sticking out a little. I am not sure how to fix that.

The shorts I made last summer out of this pattern:

1960s McCall's Pattern

Top: Simplicity 2825

Year: 1949

Cost: <$5

Shorts: Simplicity 4009

Year: 1962

Cost: $5

Thanks for looking!


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1800s | 1930s | 1960s

Vintage Knitting

By on September 9, 2014

Hi all! I actually have a sweater to show you guys that my mother graciously made for me. It took her a year, so I’ve been waiting for it for a while. But nevertheless, it’s very nice. It’s a pattern from the book A Stitch in Time volume 2. The yarn is a colonial blue, made of 100% wool I believe. I picked some cool buttons I had in my stash, I have reason to believe they are from the late 1800’s. They are made out of bone, and are a lot more yellow than in my picture.

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I also happen to be wearing some pants that I made a short while ago. I know that 1960’s bell bottoms don’t go with a 1930’s sweater, but whatever.

Hope you guys like it, I would definitely recommend this pattern if anyone wants to knit!

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1940s | 1960s | Vintage Sewing

Complete 1960’s and 1940’s Outfits

By on July 31, 2014

Hello everyone! I can’t say just how excited I am about my completed outfits.

I bought this late 1960’s polyester jacket, and had no cool pants to wear with it. Now I have awesome bell bottoms! I used Simplicity 8009 from 1968. They are black and made out of a really fine corduroy, but it’s more like velvet.



The other outfit I completed was Simplicity 1752 for the blouse and Simplicity 4637 for the skirt. The blouse is silk and has shoulder pads, and the skirt is linen (very wrinkly!!).


The blouse is a yellowy-ivory and the skirt is dark brown if you can’t tell. I’m sorry my pictures are so crappy today.

Thanks for looking!

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