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I’ve been trying really hard to bolster my winter wardrobe (and only sort of failing). This dress is part of that effort. I used Simplicity 3010 which is from the late 40s. I choose a teal corduroy to make it up in. Of course, I had to do the view with the pockets! I really [...]

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I know I’m a bit late posting this but I made a cute pink 40s dress for Valentine’s Day! I made up Simplicity 3583, an early 40s shirtwaist dress pattern, in some great pink rayon. I opted to pair this outfit with a blue knit bolero for a non-traditional color pairing. I just adore this [...]

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I’ve been sewing and knitting again and have added two new basics to my wardrobe. The skirt is made from green twill and McCall’s 7032. The sweater vest is a sports vest made from a 40s pattern in A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. It was quite fun to knit up. I also opted to [...]

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What can I say about circle skirts? I love wearing them. I love making them. I love love love them! I had my heart set on making a circle skirt from this great pink and purple fabric but alas, I didn’t have quite enough! So it was math to the rescue and I made a [...]

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I adore rayon! It’s the fabric I most wish would come back into modern fashion. I’m always on the hunt for rayon with a great retro style print and I fell in love with this divine polka dot yardage. It’s the size of the print and the color that make this perfect for late 30s/early [...]

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I am finally back with a finished project! I’ve been very busy this semester with writing my Master’s Thesis so there has not been much sewing. But I did want to makeĀ  dress for graduation and here it is. Tada! I used Simplicity 3997 c. 1940 and some lovely blue wool for this dress. This [...]

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Woot for another successful sew along! My project for the Fall for Cotton sew along was this great gray corduroy skirt c. 1940. I made it to go with this great rayon printed blouse. Both are made from DuBarry 5909. I’m very happy with these two separates. I’m sure they’ll get loads of wear. For [...]

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My goal of sewing more separates this year is going well. And I’ve finished up my first fall separate! It’s a 1950s blouse made from white rayon. The pattern I used is Advance 5900. I wasn’t quite sure about the high neckline but I think as long as I don’t wear it with pants, I [...]

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I posted a while back about a 1950s style patio skirt I made and I finally got around to making the matching blouse to go with it! I used Butterick 7328 for the blouse and added ric rac trim to match the skirt. I did a circle of red, then gold, the red again ric [...]

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There is something so fabulous yet terrifying when sewing with plaid. Even more so when said plaid is 100% silk! But when everything comes together, it’s worth it!   Yay for plaid! One trick to using plaid is to find a pattern that is going to work well with plaid. One easy way to know [...]

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