I am so freaking excited to finally be able to share this outfit with you guys. I got the idea for this outfit a few days before Christmas. I bought the watermelon fabric from Spotlight a while ago and was always planning to turn it into a skirt but when I was going through my [...]
(I’ve been admiring everyone’s posts on this site for ages but am only just now getting around to posting myself. Thanks for your beautiful and inspiring craftswomanship!) This is my second time using Butterick 3114, a sixties style shift dress I purchased from oldpatterns.com I was a little unconventional and used shirt weight Pendelton wool. [...]
This is my first post, so I’ll take a minute to introduce myself. I’m Allie, I’m a library science student and former archaeologist, and my decades of choice are the 1950s and 60s. I blog over at missalliemass.blogspot.com. My current project is perfecting a few go-to patterns: a fitted shift, a fit-and-flare dress, and a [...]
I finally finished another project that has been languishing on the sewing table for a while, waiting to have the finishing work completed. It’s a pair of bubblegum pink shortie pajamas from a 1960s pattern that I’ve had for a while. The pattern I used was Butterick 7559. Image courtesy Vintage Patterns Wiki I’ve wanted [...]
Hello all! I’ve finally finished the vintage maternity top I’ve been working on. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. It’s very comfortable and looks really cute with my skinny jeans, and I think will also work really well with the black pencil skirt I’ve got. I’ve put the buttons on as well, [...]
Perhaps I should have gone the more sensible throw pillow route with this one, but I couldn’t help it. One 54″ wide yard of 1960s vintage home dec cotton makes for a very nice Oriental jacket. More details over at my blog.
Hello, I have been watching this site for a while and as a New Year’s resolution, I decided to make a post here. So here it is. I made my own pattern for this dress, it is very easy pattern, just two darts and that is all. Hardest part was to sew in the lining, [...]
I named this past year’s Christmas dresses after the Johnny Cash song because they’re frankenpatterned from three vintage patterns each. The collar and cuffs are done with Victorian fagoting stitching, the pinafores are thirties for the bigger one and forties for the smaller one, the bodice and skirts and collars are fifties dresses, and the [...]