This 1970s Maudella pattern (5800) was a joy to make. The instructions were really straightforward and it took just one (rainy) afternoon to make up. I did cheat with the fastenings, the cross-over straps are supposed to have buttonholes but I’m never made any before so I cheated and used press studs – but if [...]
I used A vintage fabric and always the same pattern ( Burda Young 7680 ) .
A friend gave this vintage fabric to me . I have just enough fabric to make a little top . I add few alterations to the Burda Young pattern ( n° 7680) : sleeveless , only one piece of fabric for the front and of course i shorten it to turn dress into top [...]
I found these 70s caravan’s curtains in a garage sale . I have much hesitated before to buy them because even they were truly vintage and cheap, they remind me the modern geometric pattern “does vintage” i really don’t like . I add few alterations to the Burda Young pattern ( n° 7680) : sleeveless [...]
It may seem mental to be making baby clothes before I’ve even given birth, but these last few weeks might be my last chance to get any sewing done for a long time! Dress Pattern: If memory serves, I bought this vintage Style 1106 pattern (published 1975, Size 1) from the awesome Snooper’s Paradise in [...]
Over the summer, I made a black skirt from a 1970s pattern that at least at one time was my mother’s. So far it’s been a great basic for a college girl who likes to pretend she goes to school in an earlier time. It’s very simple, just a four-gore A-line skirt. It’s so simple [...]
Hi everyone! It’s been a minute. I had an exhibition with many of my dresses at a store in Chicago (my first solo show!) and overall just working on new projects. I designed, made, and wore this top to the opening of my dress exhibition! I whipped this baby up in about 3 hours, pattern [...]
It’s been a rather nice weekend – warm and sunny 23 degrees which is lovely for Winter and hopefully and indicator of the next few months to come This new dress will be perfect for when the warmer weather arrives and I’m very excited to show it to you!
Oh wow…. I just realized I never posted this! I’ve been working on quite a bit in the past month or so (making a total of 4 garments) and this is the first of the 4. This dress might look a little familiar… that’s because it’s a modern adaptation of a 60s Pierre Cardin dress! [...]
I couldn’t wait to get home and get to work sewing this Barbie fabric I bought at the car boot sale. There wasn’t quite enough fabric to lay the pattern pieces out properly so I had to improvise and the print doesn’t match as well as I’d like it to it have done. The 1970 [...]