I recently attended Dapper Day, a vintage-themed event at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom. It was a Disney and vintage-lover’s dream! I sewed two dresses for the occasion, one for me (in red) and one for my friend Andi (in blue).         For my dress, I sewed Butterick 8408 ,a [...]


I know PinhouseP has shared her 1940s Wearing History overalls before, and I just couldn’t resist sharing with you the pair that I stitched up! This is such a great pattern to sew up, and the overalls are so much FUN to wear!   I also had to get a shot of this Rosie doing [...]


Halloween is almost upon us! In honor of the day, I stitched up a novelty print dress inspired by this vintage ad. I used Vintage Vogue 8811 for the pattern. It matched the silhouette of the dress from the ad just perfectly! The spiderweb fabric is completely sheer and tulle-like in texture, so I underlined [...]


Doesn’t this dress remind you of some wonderfully classy dress Jackie Kennedy would wear? It’s Christine Haynes’ newest pattern, the Emery Dress. I think it’s the darling bow that really does it. I just love the 1960s vibe!   I used a teal linen for the fabric on this dress, and although it gets terribly [...]


This lovely number was inspired by a vintage dress I spied on Pinterest. I used Simplicity 1873 for the pattern and did the floral row in cross stitch. Here’s the inspiration dress, from a fashion blogger in LA who found it at a vintage shop. Source I’ll be doing a tutorial next week on how [...]


After my favorite pair of store-bought cigarette-style pants had too many mends to be functional anymore, I decided I needed to bite the bullet and sew my very first pair of pants. When Gertie released a pattern for high-waisted capris through Butterick, I knew I had found what I was looking for! How I Knew [...]


How do you do? I’m new here, and a retro sewing enthusiast from Austin, TX. ┬áThis dress is inspired by Joan from Mad Men, and uses the 1950s pattern Butterick 8576. I’m quite in love!   I used a wool gabardine in a nice royal blue to match my Joan-inspired look. I also used the [...]