Pants / Trousers

Butterick #5895 – Party Pants!!

By on June 28, 2016

Hello everyone!

It has been such a long time since I posted anything on here. I have had a long break away from sewing, but I have slowly gotten my sewing urge back. And now,  after all the fabulous inspiration on WeSewRetro, I have a new make to share with you all!

 

I am sure many of you have already used this pattern by Gertie , as it was released a few years ago, but it is such a classic retro style and can certainly stand to be repeated! This was my first time sewing fitted pants/capris, something I have actually dreaded, and procrastinated for years. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that not only was this pattern easy to sew, it was also a lovely style and fitted me with only minor adjustments.

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I really wasn’t sure I even wanted to sew these initially, because of the high waist style. I have made some wide legged swing pants earlier, but came to realize the high waist, palazzo-style trousers just wasn’t for me. I am actually baffled to have these look rather flattering! Don’t you just love it when that happens??

If you, too, are new to sewing fitted pants, why not give this pattern a go? Who knows, you might make your favorite summer capris! I know I’ll be making these again 🙂

If you want to read more about the making of these pants, and see more pictures, you are all welcome to Pinhouse!

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1800s | Lingerie | Vintage Sewing

Historical undergarments from the Victorian era

By on November 19, 2015

Hello everyone!

A few months ago, I decided to construct an entire Victorian outfit. And in doing so, one always start from the inside out, building a foundation and the right silhouette for the finished ensemble.

Today I was finally able to dress up in my very first set of Victorian undergarments, complete with chemise, split crotch drawers and corset. And it felt and looked rather splendid 🙂 The process has been really interesting, and I have learned so much about womens wear of the 19th century.

 

The pattern for this set is Laughing Moon #100, the corset is the Silverado version with bust gores. It is a good pattern for first time corsetiers, and since it includes chemises and drawers it really is good value for money.

If you would like to follow my journey towards the finished outfit, or just read more about these first pieces, you can do so here.

Thanks for looking, and happy sewing!

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1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Butterick #5880 – A tropical success!

By on October 3, 2015

Hello all! It’s been too long since I shared anything with you nice people, but this pattern is too good not to advertise 🙂 This dress was a near miss for me, as I initially cut a size too small, and had no hope it would ever fit. It lived in a bag over the summer, until I recently decided to finish, and sell it.

 

Long story short, I started doing yoga and one thing led to another, and suddenly I had a new, perfect dress to wear! I can’t wait for it to be summer again, so I can wear it out 😀

If you’re ever in search for the perfect sarong dress pattern, this is it!

If you want, you can read all about it on my blog.

Thanks for looking, and happy sewing!

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1960s | Dresses

Style from the 60s!

By on August 3, 2014

Hello everybody!

I’m back to share my latest experiments in sewing. Lately, I have been playing around with a couple of patterns from the 1960s, and  ended up with two really wearable dresses. My first go at the rather unexciting  Simplicity #5780 involved some grading that proved unnecessary, and I was really surprised! I loved the style of the dress, however, and decided to try the pattern bodice again. I cut it in it’s original size, but attatched another skirt. A dirndl style this time, as I had not made that before. The result was even more satisfying than the first, and I now have two new favorite dresses from this pattern I initially bough just for the simplicity of it (and because it had a bonus jacket pattern! 2in1 = win!)

So moral of the story, don’t pass up a simple looking pattern. It may be your new favorite 🙂

See more and read more about both dresses on my blog.  As always, you are all invited!

 

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1950s | Rompers / Playsuits | Swimwear / Sunwear | Vintage Sewing

Stripey delight!

By on July 29, 2014

Hello all!

I am super excited to show you all my latest make. It is a beach outfit made up by the Mrs. Depew 50s sun top, and shorts using the Wearing History Sailor Girl pattern. The fabric is just regular cotton fabric from the remnant bin. It is great when things just work out 😉

To read more about the construction, my inspiration and of course; more pictures, you are all invited to visit my blog . Click the picture, or this link!

Thanks for looking, and happy sewing!

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1940s | Rompers / Playsuits | Vintage Sewing

A Lobster play suit!

By on April 30, 2014

Happy springtime everyone!

To celebrate longer and brighter days and summery temps here in Norway, I made this playsuit from the Wearing History Sailor Girl pattern. While I do love the traditional navy and white version, I wanted to make this with a twist.

 

 

The pattern is great, with easy to follow instructions and a nice fit right off the bat. It consist of three different items, shorts, shirt and a skirt. Basically a whole summer wardrobe! With a little creativity you can create many different looks out of this, the sky is the limit. I just cannot recommend this pattern enough, especially if you adore this classic casual look of the 40s!

 

 

Thanks for looking! More pictures and construction details on my blog!

Happy sewing everyone!

 

 

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1930s | 1940s | Blouses | Shirts | Vintage Sewing

A modified take on the Wearing History smooth sailing blouse!

By on February 10, 2014

Hello everyone!

I am back with my latest make, a blouse made from the 1930s  Smooth Sailing pattern from Wearing History. I had the perfect Spitfire fabric and wanted to make a RAF blouse with a slight touch of ‘uniform’. I altered the giant puffed sleeves  into shoulder pleats, and added tabs to the shoulder. I think it looks a bit more ‘masculine’, but very smart 😉

 

I really can’t recommend this pattern enough, it is a lovely wearable style, and easy to tweak into whatever you like.

This is my second take, and I suspect more in the future. If you’d like to see more pictures and read more about the blouse and fabric, please hop on over to my place! Thanks for looking 😉

 

 

 

 

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