oldfashioned

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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A refashioning project- a coat from a curtain. 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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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? After all the [...]

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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 [...]

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