1940s

Recently I was lucky enough to obtain this beautiful Australian Home Journal dress pattern with divine scalloped edges and I was waiting until I found the perfect fabric – as most of you know sometimes the fabric and the pattern just fit together and often one will go unused for quite a while until it’s [...]

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I recently completed the Va-Voom Vintage bullet bra sew-along! This was my first sew along and I loved it.  A bra was a great thing to start off with and Brittany’s pattern and instructions were great. I was really inspired by her collection of vintage bullet bras as well. I added some faggoting stitch, a [...]

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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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In Australia October is known in many vintage circles as Frocktober. It’s a chance to wear a Frock every day of the month & raise money & awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. It was started by two fabulous Swing dancers. This year my aim was to go Vintage every time I left the [...]

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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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I have just recently started sewing vintage again and unfortunately I am a bigger girl so all patterns are going to need to be graded up.  Now I know how to do the slash and spread method, however they only tell you how to spread it from left to right.  I don’t quite understand how [...]

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Hello Good Sewing People! For my debut here on WSR, I just wanted to show you my take on the Wearing History WWII Overalls. This is my second ever garment, I just started sewing clothes about six months ago. I am quite happy with how they turned out!     For more pictures and a [...]

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There’s no such thing as too much ric-rac! When Abby from BlueGingerDoll showed me her latest skirt design I knew straightaway it would be right up my alley.  To me, it feels like a casual late-1940′s skirt, but it could be styled for a 1950s or 1960s look quite easily.           [...]

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Woot for another successful sew along! My project for the Fall for Cotton sew along was this great gray corduroy skirt c. 1940. I made it to go with this great rayon printed blouse. Both are made from DuBarry 5909. I’m very happy with these two separates. I’m sure they’ll get loads of wear. For [...]

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I wanted to complete something quick and simple for the sudden onset of autumn we received here, in the Pacific Northwest. This pattern was fast to sew and is very easy to wear! The material is a vintage cotton blend and is densely woven to create a warm yet soft texture. I will definitely wear [...]

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