Vintage Sewing

McCalls 6120

By on June 16, 2010
Hello retro lovers, here is the result of my latest sewing project, using the pattern below, McCall’s 6120. I’m not sure what year the pattern is from as I can’t find it on the Vintage Sewing Pattern Wiki – any ideas? I made the red bow out of leftover fabric from another dress. More pictures and info on my blog 🙂

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Let’s make a mix tape!

By on May 26, 2010

I think about the ladies who weren’t allowed to sing
Sewing all their pretty rows of thread instead of seed
[‘The Alder Trees’]



I’ve become a little bit obsessed with Alela Diane, in particular the song above.


Can you think of any other contemporary songs which mention sewing? Or crafting? I’m on a mission to compile a sewing mix tape. If you’ve got any ideas, please head over to my blog and post your submissions in the comments.


Thanks!

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Simplicity 4255

By on April 4, 2010

Yay! I’ve finally finished my first vintage sewing project – Simplicity 4255, from 1953, in green poly-cotton lawn. I thought it would be a quick job but it took absolutely ages – I’m in awe of everyone who can regularly whip up a dress from a vintage pattern! More pics and an outline of the labour involved on my blog 🙂

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It’s giveaway time!

By on March 10, 2010

These buttons (yes, they’re buttons!) don’t deserve to have been sitting in my stash all this time – they need to be sewn onto something! If there’s something more exciting than a black cardigan that you’d like to sew them onto, leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning them.

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