SewJillian

Hi All! I wasn’t at all certain this post would be welcome here because this baby is not a garment but an accessory! Anywho here goes, hope you all still find it interesting and inspiring! This gorgeous retro-inspired bicycle saddle bag was not actually made by me… but by my ridiculously clever husband! I just [...]

{ 8 comments }

Firstly an explanation of the name! I sewed these shorts up with my 1950 Singer Featherweight 221k sewing machine, the first garment project I have used it for. My Featherweight purrs like a kitten so I named her Miss Kitty… and so the Miss Kitty Shorts were born. It was lovely to have sewn up [...]

{ 18 comments }

Hi fellow sewers! I present to you my version of vintage Simplicity 6926, V. 1 (dated 1977). I made this dress last summer (southern hemisphere) and it’s just come out of hibernation for another round of summer breezes, seaside cocktails and vibrant sunsets. I’m so glad to be finally sharing it with you all. I [...]

{ 9 comments }

… in my beautiful, my beautiful ballooooooon! Hi! Long time lurker, finally contributing. This is my version of vintage Simplicity 7395 (short skirt) dated 1976, gifted to me (along with numerous other 70s gems) by a very dear friend. I adore how this turned out and who doesn’t love the idea of a hot air [...]

{ 6 comments }