UglyCuteDesigns

 

I made this skirt for the Pattern Review Vintage sewing contest.  I used Simplicity 8418 from 1969.  The materials are a stretch denim and a cotton double gauze.  I also used a vintage metal zipper.  I styled the skirt with a charmeuse top I made from a tween pattern from the 1980′s and I’m wearing vintage shoes too:)

 

More pictures and the review on my blog.

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My instructor brought in to class last week this amazing, yet deteriorating book of fashion illustrations from 1940.  Hopefully next week I’ll get to scan more.  Here are a few!

 

More images on my blog!

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Hi Sew Retro!

 

 

My mom and I found this cute 1960′s head scarf pattern at the flea market today.  It was such a good deal that we didn’t even bother to open it up to check for all the pieces and instructions.  Well, we should have because the instructions are missing :( Views A and B seam pretty self explanatory from the pattern pieces, but Views C and D confuse me.  I think I could figure it out, but my mom could not and she was hoping to make a hat/scarf today :)  Bummer, huh?
If you can help you can reach me at my blog!
Thanks!

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Pictures are coming, but does anyone know how to get the smell of old people out of vintage fabric?  You know, that musty smell in everyone’s grandmother’s house.  My mom and I just bought LOADS of fabric at an estate sale today and even after washing, it still smells funky.  
Any suggestions????
I’d greatly appreciate it!  
Thanks!

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