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Hey all! I just finished making this top which what I assume is some late 60s fabric. It has a Peter Max-ish feel to the illustration and the selvedge edge was printed with “Rosewood Fabrics Inc”. I bought it when a vintage store in Wicker Park was going out of business back in the spring [...]

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I haven’t posted in a bit because well…. after a really busy sewing-summer I have been taking a short break! I’m a huge fan of the 60s/70s and that’s mostly the type of retro I sew, so while trying to do some stash-busting, I came up with the idea of an 8-panel circle skirt in [...]

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Hi everyone! I just finished working on this 60′s-reminiscent scallop yoke dress. I made all the patterns for it and this is my wearable muslin of it. It’s pretty close, but I want to make the side bust dart just a classic princess dart for added fit. This dress is not unlike a 60s dress [...]

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Even though I’m more a 60s/70s fan, I wanted to share a few images from a 1927 Butterick book I found in my basement (yes, really) called The Art of Dressmaking. It’s not chock-full of photos as it’s a really solid how-to book, but there are some really cute illustrations!   A few more photos [...]

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Hi everyone! It’s been a minute. I had an exhibition with many of my dresses at a store in Chicago (my first solo show!) and overall just working on new projects. I designed, made, and wore this top to the opening of my dress exhibition! I whipped this baby up in about 3 hours, pattern [...]

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Oh wow…. I just realized I never posted this! I’ve been working on quite a bit in the past month or so (making a total of 4 garments) and this is the first of the 4. This dress might look a little familiar… that’s because it’s a modern adaptation of a 60s Pierre Cardin dress! [...]

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So initially I wasn’t going to post this due to minor fit issues (at least on me!) but it’s really just a working, wearable sample at the moment. It’s really pretty and reminds me of some sort of retro-ish almost-eveningwear sort of look. I can’t put my finger exactly on what time period and a [...]

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So here’s a modern take on a military-esque jacket with a mod twist that I just finished: Back in 2008, I made a group of 5 jacket patterns with my original intent to sell them on Etsy and this was one of the jackets I made almost completely with the exception of buttonholes and sewn [...]

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Hi everyone! All your sewing projects are looking amazing! I’m working on an almost-done dress out of a vintage fabric from the late 60s/early 70s which is fantastically psychedelic/Peter Max-ish. The fabric is by Rosewood Fabric Inc. if anyone wants to dig deeper on it. I’m quite obsessed with the print! Hope it’s alright to [...]

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  Hi all! I wanted to share another sewing project I made a while back. This one is more early 60′s style, though perhaps the print is slightly unusual. Yes,  I went nuts and made my own stamps to print fabric! The effect is more watercolor-esque, perhaps I should have screen printed instead. Either way, [...]

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