For Christmas, my boyfriend’s absolutely beyond wonderful mother gave me a membership to┬áthe┬áVintage Pattern Lending Library. Friends, this virtual library is AWESOME! Membership is relatively inexpensive–$25 gets you a year long membership which include four “free” loans (I’m assuming that means you trace the patterns and send them back?), 10% discount on purchases (patterns are [...]


So… I want to make Simplicity 3503. It looks like this: I want to make the lovely halter dress down here in the left hand corner. Only… I don’t want to use knit material as the pattern dictates. Rather, I have this really lovely vintage cotton-blend fabric that has a pattern along one edge (which [...]


Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster. I wanted to introduce myself and my new blog, Down the Retro Rabbit Hole. I’m Tina. I’m a writer living in Philadelphia, PA with my beau, Mr. Retro, and my two crazy Siamese cats Tai and Pretty Kitty. I started this new blog as a way to hold [...]