1970s

I have always been open and honest about my obsession with sewing. You only have to take one glance at my life to see it is completely consumed by the hobby. As well as my blog, I have numerous sewing machines stashed away throughout my house  (and in my garage) and the largest bedroom in [...]

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The last time I made this top I’d used a vintage polycotton bed sheet and it turned out to be disappointingly stiff and unflattering but this  emerald green sari silk (surplus from my military maxi waistcoat lining) turned out just right. The 1976 pattern –  Simplicity 7569 – was fantastically easy to follow . View [...]

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After taking my time to make this, I have finaly finished my Barbara Hulanicki inspired dress  I actually finished this last weekend, but never got to take photos! Cheeky me, but finally this lovely lady is complete and I love it! Its soft and feminine and even if it’s really more 70s than 60s, I must argue [...]

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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 [...]

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  I used A vintage fabric and always the same pattern ( Burda Young 7680 ) .

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  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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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