1950s | 1960s | 1970s | Vintage Sewing

A sizeable haul!

By on June 29, 2012

Fellow sewists, I know you’ll understand when i tell how excited i was when a friend brought by a huge stash of old sewing magazines! It’s not the longed for haul of 50’s and 60’s magazines with all the patterns intact (I know, but one can dream…) but it is about 20 or 30 burda magazines from the 70s and most have patterns still inside. I’d say I’ve done well…right?

And there were a couple of 50s mags thrown in just to make it even sweeter.

Hop on over to the blog for more vintage sewing porn!

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1940s | 1950s | Blouses | Modern Patterns

Sailor style

By on December 22, 2011

Alright, ok, you got me, it’s not retro…but I’m making it retro!

I have a little problem with sailor addiction everyone, yes, its true, I’m a nautical freak! I love that 50’s pin up aesthetic, the red and blue, the hats! I mean, who doesn’t want to look like this. I totally do!

My attempt was with Colette’s Jasmin pattern, not strictly sailor until I got my hands on it.

my attempt at a sailor salute!

Fine white wool with contrasting cuffs and collar in navy and white polka dot….hell yes!

More about it over here on my blog

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Jackets

The curtain coat

By on December 2, 2011

A refashioning project- a coat from a curtain.

Trying to look a bit Chanel- ish?

A short cropped jacket which was my first attempt in lining and jacketing! Exciting stuff.

Trying for a vintage inspired Chanel look. More info on the old blog.

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1940s

The nemesis dress!

By on November 28, 2011

This guy nearly never got finished….but i really don’t give up easily. And so I have dubbed it my nemesis, because on so many occasions it nearly bested me, until finally i did it!

The pattern is one from the 40s i think although i dont know any more than this- anyone?

see how pretty it could have been?

After all the trouble it cause dme i think i’ll have to wear it, although i’m not sure i like it at all!

Read more about all the trouble it gave me on my blog.

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1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

A purple wool beauty

By on November 26, 2011

I’m out of the closet! There’s been much lurking on my behalf on this brilliant site, but now i am declaring myself out! And what better an outfit to come out with than this purple woolen beauty!

I made this using simplicity 4808 in a wool fabric (i think 100%) that i got for an absolute bargain.

Simplicity 4808
the purple in all its glory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

oooooooooohhhh nice purple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More on my love of this dress on my blog

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