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Just a quick post to show off a new top that I’ve made! I just adore this BBQ print fabric. I made a dress from it earlier this year and I just had enough extra fabric to make this sleeveless top. The pattern I used was Advance 8511 but it would be super easy to [...]

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I love separates! But pretty dresses often distract me…… Today I’ve been good and worn two new me-made separates. The blouse is Butterick 7641 c. 1958. And the shorts are Wearing History’s WWII Overalls pattern. I love the little tab details on this blouse! They give it a bit of a western feel. And I’m [...]

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I just adore Downton Abbey and I’m so happy that I’ve gotten to sew from some reprinted Edwardian patterns this year! This dress is 1914-1915 which would be at the end of season 1 of Downton Abbey. I was able to find a reprint of this dress pattern from Past Patterns. This one is #8480. [...]

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Do you ever get a really crazy idea? About a week before I left for vacation, a friend gave me some old curtains left in their new house by the previous owners. They were a bright sunny yellow and I just knew it would be perfect for a 1950s patio dress. And I decided that [...]

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I just adore gingham for summer and what’s better than giant gingham! This dress is actually a refashion from a dress I made a few years ago. This is the famous Walk Away dress, which actually fit me rather well considering all of the fit issues most people seem to have with it. (Butterick 4790) [...]

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Rayon is perhaps my favorite fabric to sew with! Love it! And it’s absolutely perfect for 40s dresses! When I saw this fabulous tropical printed rayon in the garment district in LA, I knew it had to be a 40s tiki dress! And I promptly bought 7 yds. lol. I used Eva Dress 3863 from [...]

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Sewing pants can be tricky but with the price of repro jeans being sky high, I knew I had to give making my own a chance! This was my first time sewing with denim and it went really well! My machine needed a bit of persuasion to get it to sew pretty buttons in denim [...]

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I love playing with fun color combinations! This one makes me feel like a whole pack of brightly colored bubble gum! I just adore circle skirts! When I found this great teal twill, I knew it was going to be one! I’m trying to make more solid basics to wear with printed separates, but I [...]

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I just love nautical things! I love it even more when it’s in a non-traditional color scheme. Tada! I love wearing coral! So fun! I used Simplicity 2801 c. 1949 with a combo of the cuff from view 1 and the pockets from view 2. (Because what dress can’t be improved with pockets?) Initially, I [...]

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I’m not much of a country girl but I couldn’t resist adding a bit of western flare to my blue chambray dress! I used Simplicity 2851 from 1949. I just love late 40s looks! I used these cute metal buttons with stars and faux top stitching. And of course, it needed a self fabric belt! [...]

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