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It’s been ages since I posted anything here, although I have sewing lots…this is a Julianna Sissons design created for Scarlett Canon when she was the darling of the London club scene in the 1980s. The pattern is available to download free from the V&A museum here and comes in a size 12. I think [...]

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Vogue 1137 reprint of vintage 1950 dress and coat. I made only the coat and it’s fabulous – swingy and loose without the being frumpy or shapeless. 3/4 length kimono sleeves make it easy to sew too as there are no sleeves to insert and its loose style means there’s no fitting issues either. I [...]

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Vogue 1043 made in 100% cotton from Ikea but it was such a colourful and happy pattern that I thought it would look great as a summer dress. The pattern has a pleated mock wrap, fitted bodice paired with a half-circle skirt. During construction I lengthened the sleeves to elbow length instead of the tiny cap [...]

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I’ve been dipping in and out of wesewretro for ages and I’ve always admired the garments that contributors make and show. Well, I took the plunge and tried it myself. I bought the pattern on Etsy ages ago and never got round to making it so way back in November I made a start and finished [...]

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