1960s

From Mad Men to Mary Quant…

Hello, it’s my first post here, and my first try of using vintage pattern too.. Where to start? I needed a dress for a rather formal event.. After a lot of pondering and wasting time researching on pinterest and such, I thought I rather fancied this vintage Vogue Couturier Belinda Bellville dress: The problem was [...]

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I decided to copy cat the 1969 vintage look on the envelope of Vogue pattern 7663.  The short sleeved dress is loose fitting with a dropped waist and front button banded placket, the skirt is one way pleated all around.  I changed the pattern slightly to accommodate my much loved ponte knit fabric. I achieved [...]

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Hello all! I just wanted to share my most recent creation. I wasn’t sure about posting it on here, but I had a change of heart after the positive feedback from my blog and Facebook. This honestly has to be my least favorite dress I’ve ever made. I fee like it makes me look wider [...]

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To celebrate my birthday this month, I’m hosting a little giveaway on my blog click here to enter to win a vintage pattern and fabric!  

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I started this project nearly a year ago, hit a bit of a roadblock on account of ah, not quite know what I was doing!  I figured I’d just use the bodice from one pattern the skirt from another and well just put them together…  I made some adjustments, to accommodate the differences, but it [...]

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My beautiful stunning 13 year old sister is growing up fast and getting really interested in clothes and boys and make-up etc., so I thought it might be fun to help her find her own style and design a dress (based on eras past, or I probably would have been bored ha). So we looked [...]

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So you remember way back when, when I worked for hancock?? Well, I bought this fabric. Covered in half naked cowboys and old red pick ups-with plenty of aloe for soothing after you burn yourself with looking wink wink, Anyway, I decided to make Gertie’s easy jacket from her Butterick line and use this for [...]

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This post is going to be short and sweet because the writing sector of my brain isn’t quite cooperating with me at the moment. I have had these 2 vintage bedsheets sitting in my stash for quite a while so I thought today that I would pull them out and get creative with them! The [...]

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Hey fellow stitchers! For the past few months I’ve had the goal to make more everyday garments. I admit it started out kind of boring, but opening my cupboard doors & being able to actually pick something out to wear (that fits me!) has been incredibly motivating! One of my star patterns has been Butterick 2779, [...]

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October brought me to towards the purple cotton that I had in my stash, lovely against the Autumn colours of red, yellow and brown. I love Autumn, when the leaves turn and the mornings get frosty and you can smell winter is coming. I managed to make myself a dress that Prince would be quite [...]

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