Hey everyone! Us UK types are waiting with bated breath for the first screening of Mad Men tonight! I’ve joined in with Julia Bobbin’s most awesome challenge: To make a Mad Men dress, in honour of its return! I selected a Joanie dress (like about 80% of everyone doing the challenge!) and used Simplicity 5961. [...]


Hey everyone, Hope the mid January blues aren’t spoiling your sewing mo-jos! I decided to tackle the Colette Violet after seeing some great vintage-style versions around the blogosphere. The original fit was too loose for me so I took the side seams in and reduced the width across the shoulders for my version. I used [...]


Happy Sunday everyone I’ve just finished New Look 6000 and the style reminded me so much of Joan Holloway from Mad Men I had to call it ‘The Holloway’, and have a bit of fun with the reveal pics. Pattern review: New Look 6000 (View C with gathered waist) Difficulty rating for me: 2.5/5 Skills learned: Adding a [...]


Hi everyone, I guess technically this isn’t a vintage sewing pattern but I hope it’s suitably retro looking to qualify! This is a top I made by copying a garment from Zara. I added a peter pan collar and used a gorgeous bunny fabric from Fabric Tales. I like how simple it is – but [...]

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