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I need your advice…. Have any of you wonderful sewers used this pattern making system?  I am thinking of buying the set of books, and just want to hear what others think of it.  I really appreciate your feedback, and advice

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I offer you another finished frock – a “costume” pattern reproduction of the dress style worn by WWII torch singers. It was an easy pattern to put together, with only a small adjustment to the waist, and gives a very flattering silhouette.  The fabric is some type of medium weight (vintage – not sure how [...]

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A recent sustainability themed industry day at school had me transforming the legs off a pair of leather pants into a 1930s peplum, and trim for a sporty topper… I used the Vintage Vogue reprint V8686, and Wearing History’s sporty toppers, view 3.  The fabric was given to me by an elderly lady, and the [...]

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I am excited to share another dress with you … I used a lovely weighty stretch satin, with the nicest leopard print I have seen in a long time.  I think it is an early 60s pattern, but Vintage Pattern Wiki couldn’t help me – I would love to know the year… The construction went [...]

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A couple of weekends ago, my local paper dedicated its Saturday art/lifestyle/fashion supplement to the resurgence of handmade, art markets, op shop, and vintage. I was very lucky to be included, showing my vintage dresses. As a fashion student, and vintage fan, I thought it was great exposure and was very excited to see a [...]

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I wanted to share my latest dress with you… This is another easy to put together, beautifully fitting, all round fabulous, mail order dress from the 1960s.  I am in love with these patterns – size 14 1/2 – totally stress free!  I used op shop vintage 36 inch wide fabric – cotton blend I [...]

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This pattern is my latest mail order dress, and I absolutely love it… I altered the front of the garment, removing the large front pleat, added a side zip, and a small kick pleat at centre back.  My “shirtwaist” is not functional…purely visual. Even though I love mail order patterns, and they sew up beautifully…a [...]

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Hi again…I wanted to share with you all my great sense of achievement in fulfilling a new years resolution – unprinted patterns.  I have finally tackled, completed, and worn my very first garment made from an unprinted, perforated pattern.  I don’t really know why I was a little scared of them, but scared I was… [...]

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I have just taken a pic of my latest creation, Mail order 9140 – view A. I used op shop fabric and vintage buttons.  The pattern is size 14 1/2, came together very easily, and the final result looks just like the pattern envelope.  I made no changes to the pattern, and am so happy [...]

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I made a lovely 30s day dress, and matching headpiece, last week. I self drafted the dress pattern using my basic dress block, and just worked out the headpiece as I went along. The coloured fabric is vintage rayon from Etsy, with the contrasting black rayon from my fave fabric store. I really love the [...]

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