1970s

Hey all! I just finished making this top which what I assume is some late 60s fabric. It has a Peter Max-ish feel to the illustration and the selvedge edge was printed with “Rosewood Fabrics Inc”. I bought it when a vintage store in Wicker Park was going out of business back in the spring [...]

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Let’s start by saying that I hope everyone has had a very merry Christmas and that Santa brought some lovely sewing goodies to my fellow crafty bloggers. The time off from work has allowed me to get some long overdue sewing started and I didn’t want to waist another moment without sharing it …. For [...]

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I haven’t posted in a bit because well…. after a really busy sewing-summer I have been taking a short break! I’m a huge fan of the 60s/70s and that’s mostly the type of retro I sew, so while trying to do some stash-busting, I came up with the idea of an 8-panel circle skirt in [...]

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Hi fellow sewers! I present to you my version of vintage Simplicity 6926, V. 1 (dated 1977). I made this dress last summer (southern hemisphere) and it’s just come out of hibernation for another round of summer breezes, seaside cocktails and vibrant sunsets. I’m so glad to be finally sharing it with you all. I [...]

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This lovely wool challis pleated skirt is my second make from Simplicity 9070 circa 1970. My mother’s friend saw it and exclaimed, “That is a perfect pleated skirt. And I went to Catholic school, so I know what I’m talking about!” To see some more photos you can stop by my blog. Thanks and happy [...]

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I recently made this cute pussy bow blouse for the Bow Neck Blouse sew-along hosted by Seamstress Erin. It is made from Simplicity #8738, printed in 1978. The fabric is a soft cotton found in a remnant bin for 1£, and it was just enough for a blouse. I never wear yellow, but I think [...]

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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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A-line dress , based on 1960s retro Simplicity pattern ( n° 7131). I add some changes : bell sleeves  and classic collar . For setting in sleeves (my weak point) , i used the Cat’s tuto  and now , ladies and gentlemen , i can say  loud and clear ” Sleeves aren’t a problem anymore [...]

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To recreate a shirt dress I’ve oogled on Pinterest I used McCall’s 2282 printed in 1970.  I used a Donna Karan cotton from Mood that is super soft and comfortable to wear.   This dress is perfect for the changing temps.  In the Fall I can wear it with a chunky scarf and boots and in [...]

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… in my beautiful, my beautiful ballooooooon! Hi! Long time lurker, finally contributing. This is my version of vintage Simplicity 7395 (short skirt) dated 1976, gifted to me (along with numerous other 70s gems) by a very dear friend. I adore how this turned out and who doesn’t love the idea of a hot air [...]

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