Through the Alley

Finally, I have been able to sit down in my studio and get something accomplished! Lately, it’s been all school, work, and no fun. This was a fairly simple garment to make. I thought it was to perfect project to get inspired to work on more challenging items. Something interesting that happened, was me choosing [...]

{ 2 comments }

Hi all! I just wanted to share a dress that I made over a year ago! I’ve been wearing it a lot lately since I have to wear all black to work. My only regret is not making the matching bolero and cummerbund. One day! I used Simplicity 2955 from 1955 and used a linen [...]

{ 4 comments }

Hello all! I just wanted to share my most recent creation. I wasn’t sure about posting it on here, but I had a change of heart after the positive feedback from my blog and Facebook. This honestly has to be my least favorite dress I’ve ever made. I fee like it makes me look wider [...]

{ 15 comments }

Hi! It’s been a good minute since I was able to post something! I recently participated in the fall for cotton sew along. This is what I made (: I used Simplicity’s 2370 from 1957. The fabric I used is 100% cotton for “home decor” purposes, but thought a dress would suit it better! Now I [...]

{ 4 comments }

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I posted something, but it’s always crazy to find time to take pictures of the things I make with school and work. Anyways, I wanted to share a dress that I made about a year ago and never got around to posting it. I used DuBarry’s 2154B from the [...]

{ 6 comments }

Hi all! I’m finally finished with my semester at school, so I celebrated by sewing myself a dress. I decided to go with a maternity pattern because I wanted something empire waisted. I chose to make the dress in the middle of the picture. (McCall’s 6576 C. 1962) I needed to resize the pattern since [...]

{ 0 comments }

Hello! Recently I decided to make something a little more modern than what I usually make. I made McCall’s 2922 from 1971. I used a feather printed stretch knit that I found at my local thrift store; and that’s where I made the first mistake. It was a nightmare trying to sew the elastic on [...]

{ 2 comments }

This skirt I made from one of the patterns that my boyfriend gave me for Christmas. I used a chambray from my stash. This honestly was one of the easiest and quickest things to accomplish! I’m planning on making this again in a black. (: throughthealleyy.blogspot.com

{ 2 comments }

Hello! Here is another one of my most recent projects. I made Simplicity’s 5209 from 1964. I used a vintage plaid wool I had in my stash. This was my first time matching plaids, but I feel like I did a pretty good job! You just have to stay focused and keep looking back to [...]

{ 2 comments }

Hello! I just wanted to share one of my most recent projects, Simplicity 4930 from the early 60′s. I purchased this pattern at an estate sale quite some time ago and just fell in love with the open back scoop. Source I ended up using this fabric that I came across at a thrift store [...]

{ 6 comments }