Hello WSR!

I recently served as Bridesmaid for my gorgeous girlfriend’s destination wedding in New Orleans! I received Butterick pattern 8080 as a gift, and was very excited to make this pattern. I have many tattoo’s and needed to cover them for the conservative Catholic wedding mass.

I couldn’t believe I found this amazing grey satin with embroidered Fleur de Lis for $6 a yard. It was in the back area of Joann’s! It was originally 20$ a yard. What a score!

Upon opening the pattern, I was missing the back lining piece and the INSTRUCTIONS!! It was my first time flying blind, but everything came out pretty fantastic! I jimmy rigged the front enough for it to lay right. I almost want to purchase another pattern to see how it really goes together!

The rest of the dress and my New Orleans adventure can be seen on my blog!!




Hello Sailor!!!

by technicolorcutie on September 10, 2013 · 11 comments

in 1950s

This is one of my favorite playsuit patterns! Simplicity 1605.

This pattern can be used as a playsuit, or I’ve even made the top and shorts into separates.


I really fell in love with this fabric. Now, I must make a confession and let you know that this is outdoor fabric. Yes, the material you use to make lawn cushions. I will tell you, that it was quite comfortable. The only down side is that you MUST overlock it, and it needs to be dry cleaned.

My little helper, overseeing my project


Another aquatic outdoor material I fell in love with. I’m making a two piece playsuit out of it!


Such a comfortable and EASY pattern to sew!



Simplicity 2105

by technicolorcutie on August 20, 2013 · 19 comments

in 1950s

In the attempt to expand Hawaiian pieces in my closet, I paired Simplicity 2105 pattern with this amazing fabric I found at Joann’s for 5$ a yard on sale!

This dress calls for a whopping 5 yards of fabric. I made this dress in white brocade fabric for Christmas. I cut all 4 skirt panels, which were impossible to sew unto the bodice. Each skirt panel is 35 inches in length (size 18). So, as you can imagine 140 inches of fabric sewn unto a 30 inch waist is quite bulky. This time I only sewed 2 panels. If you don’t wear a petticoat, it will be fine. However, if you like the shape of a stiff underskirt — I think I would recommend 3 panels. 2 panels of skirt plus the bodice called for 3 yards of fabric.

The dress itself was so easy to sew. I put it together in about 3 hours (cutting time included).

Full length

Walking with my 11 month old! This was the best picture I had of the back!

More of this dress on my Blog



Hello All! Wanted to invite you over to my blog to participate in an almost no-sew 1950′s novelty felt circle skirt tutorial. Super easy! If you already know how to sew, you can pump one of these babies out in an hour!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

 I  taught this tutorial to my Vintage Ladies Group! Here they all are with their novelty skirts!

<3 Missy