1950s

Hello! Long time, no see In the past few weeks I’ve been incredibly busy with school but I managed to take a break from learning and squeezed this cute capripants in my schedule. The pattern I used is Gertie’s Butterick 5895 which doesn’t seem to be very popular. That I don’t really understand because the [...]

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My first pencil skirt (from Burda 2012-05) with a tiki blouse (from Burda 2009-09), a little 50′s way … I didn’t know if I will wear it, but my lover’ve said to me : go ! Denim for the skirt and italian cotton for the blouse (2 years in my wardrobe to wait) Have a [...]

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I’ve always loved the round retro cushion, but I just couldn’t justify the expense of buying one – cushions are serious investments these days! So, I decided to make one and show you guys just how easy it is to make your own as well! You can find the full tutorial on my blog. The bulk [...]

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Hi there everyone, My friend at work is leaving for pastures new this week. I’m really sad she is leaving, she quite often keeps me sane! Because she is also a really creative person I wanted to make her a leaving present rather than buy something. When I was about 5 years old my Nana bought [...]

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This dress was actually intended as a wearable muslin (after two non-wearable muslins) for a dress I’m making for my high school graduation, but I’m quite happy with how it turned out! The pattern is Vogue S-4727 from 1956, which I borrowed from a friend who has the most amazing vintage pattern collection. I sized [...]

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I recently attended Dapper Day, a vintage-themed event at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom. It was a Disney and vintage-lover’s dream! I sewed two dresses for the occasion, one for me (in red) and one for my friend Andi (in blue).         For my dress, I sewed Butterick 8408 ,a [...]

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Hi guys and gals! I’ve finally finished making Gertie’s Shaheen-inspired sarong dress (Butterick B6019) and I hope you like it! The pattern:                         My version:                               This pattern was HARD! [...]

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Hi there! This is my very first post on this site as well as the very first dress I have put out there on the world wide web! It’s very exciting!! I love vintage and vintage inspired clothing, accessories…well everything really. I wanted to create a perfectly fitting vintage inspired dress pattern that I could [...]

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The second skirt in my Pendleton quartet is another plaid number. This one is fairly plain as well, with some simple alterations made to change the look up a bit. I widened the waistband and added suspenders. I’ve always really liked the look of the suspender skirt (whether from the 1910s or the 1950s or [...]

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I think I should call this the ‘dress of seven needles’ as seven machine needles were harmed in the making of this dress. I knew at the time when I was handing over the cash to purchase a sequinned and beaded fabric that it would be a nightmare to sew and I this occasion, unfortunately [...]

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