1930s

Glitz, glamour and silly headpieces, that’s what! My home town Stockholm, Sweden, is blessed with a great burlesque club, Fräulein Frauke Presents, housed in one of the city’s classic dance palaces with quite the bad reputation back in the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Their annual New Year’s masquerade is the perfect  opportunity to break your [...]

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It’s another dress inspired by the early 30s! Seems I’m pretty fond of them right now… I love this silhouette, and it’s so much fun to play around with a “new” (to me) era =) This dress is really two separate dresses. The bottom is an interlocked jersey, sleeveless. It’s finished and can be worn [...]

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It’s been about two months since I last posted anything on here…but they have been some of the busiest months I have ever experienced! I’ve been trying to set aside time for myself to sew something here and there, even if it’s just small steps to completing a project. These small time increments have fortunately [...]

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Hello! I’m so slow in posting here… Mainly it’s because a lot of my sewing nowadays is in jersey. So modern sewing, albeit I do give the patterns a bit of a vintage feel =) So anyway, here comes three outfits in one go! At the end of summer I finally managed to complete two summer [...]

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It’s finally finished! I thought and drafted and muslined and sewed this dress over the past month. It’s inspired by the beautiful images in 1930′s sewing magazines and made from wool crepe and silk satin. The dress has raglan sleeves which form a yoke at the back. The lower back bodice is gathered to that [...]

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I’m finally getting somewhere with my everyday wardrobe. I tend to wear a few favourite garments all the time, and having something like two skirts and three tops that I love to death in constant rotation isn’t really ideal. All those favourites are getting worn out, too. I’m on a complete ban on sewing silly [...]

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I have finally gotten around to sew up the Smooth sailing blouse pattern from Wearing History! Isn’t it lovely? It is a 1930s style yoked blouse, sporting short puffed sleeves, a lovely large notched collar and gatherings on shoulders and back. It is fitted with tucks in the back. It is the perfect casual wear blouse, [...]

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  Being a fashion designer has it’s advantages. Creating your favorite version of sailor pants in a summer corduroy is one of them. After much pattern searching and coming up empty-handed, I decided to work off of my vintage wool sailor pants. I found a great piece of military blue corduroy at the local goodwill, [...]

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I thought I would share my Halloween costume on here, which took roughly 9 hours to put together. I get super into this holiday every year, as it’s my favourite… I wanted to create a late 1930′s Snow White, making up something that a girl back then would have put together! I used Simplicity 3152, [...]

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Hello, here I am again. I’ve been neglecting my blog and online presence for too long now, but I have been sewing quite a bit, in my defense – and also put myself on a very healthy ban on frantic last-minute sewing of overly ambitious party outfits. My stress levels are down (slightly) and my [...]

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