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This lovely wool challis pleated skirt is my second make from Simplicity 9070 circa 1970. My mother’s friend saw it and exclaimed, “That is a perfect pleated skirt. And I went to Catholic school, so I know what I’m talking about!” To see some more photos you can stop by my blog. Thanks and happy [...]

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- Self drafted kimono sleeve bodice and mandarin collar. – Simplicity 2180 vintage fifties dress pattern used for skirt. Lots more pictures and construction deets on my blog

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I was at Hawthorne Vintage when I found the blue plaid Pendleton I used for my Peony as well as this more manly 1970′s beige plaid wool. I decided it was high time I created something more inticate (well, not necessarily more intricate, but tailored in a way that I was less accustomed to) and [...]

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I crafted this dress (named after my Great Grandmom) with the help of one of my first Patterns From The Past purchases: McCall 4890 circa 1942! I was immediately drawn to the military-esque triangular shape of ’40s tops but was unsure how they would look on my very ’50s hourglass figure. I reeeeeally don’t enjoy [...]

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My mother has seen my love affair with vintage patterns grow ever stronger, and she now thinks of me during her frequent trips to antique shops along the Oregon coast. These small town shops have amazing treasures that are far less picked over than what you’d find in Portland vintage shops, and at far better [...]

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If you like wool be sure to visit Portland, OR! Since Pendleton is based in Oregon, you can often find amazing vintage wool at local shops. I found 2+ yeards of two different plaid patterns. The blue is c1950 and the orange is c1970. I made a Colette Peony Dress out of the blue and [...]

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(Simplicity 1230) It has officially been one year since I started sewing! I can’t believe how far I’ve come since I made my first meringue skirts. But the thought of sewing pants was still making me nervous, so I started with these 1950′s pajama pants. Details on my blog Thanks for viewing, happy Monday!

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(I’ve been admiring everyone’s posts on this site for ages but am only just now getting around to posting myself. Thanks for your beautiful and inspiring craftswomanship!) This is my second time using Butterick 3114, a sixties style shift dress I purchased from oldpatterns.com I was a little unconventional and used shirt weight Pendelton wool. [...]

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