Buttons

Hi all,  I thought I would  show you how a little project I was given by a friend turned out… 1940s button front swing trousers copied from an old pair (not sure how original they were !) but made up in corderoy, not my favorite fabric, but she was so pleased with them she wants a [...]

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After almost a month of no sewing, I got my groove back with this 1946 Butterick reprint (B5281). I originally planned on wearing this out to see Wicked but I didn’t get it done on time this chartreuse linen that was the only “green” in my stash ended up reading too casual. I used 3 [...]

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One of the quickest skirts ever, if you don’t include hand sewing the buttons on! I think the pattern is 1960s, cant find a date as usual but I think its absolutely timeless in any case. I have had this on my project list for quite some time. Dont know what I was waiting for [...]

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I’ve been doing a lot of sewing lately! This polka dot boat neck blouse was a quick and easy sewing project….once I graded up the tiny vintage pattern! The pattern was originally a bust size 31 and I’m 38! Thankfully, there were only two main pieces to be graded up to a 35″ bust and [...]

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I find that one of the hardest things on a retro-sewn garment is getting the buttons right. Modern buttons, while occasionally wonderful and accurate-looking, often fall short. Certainly in the color department. If you’ve ever needed a grass green button or a large decorative button for a coat, you’ve probably found yourself frustrated like I [...]

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I thought I would share a couple of my vintage knits. This beaded beauty has been neglected for years.  It has reminded me how much I love knitting with the added texture of beads, so I am going to keep my eyes open for a new project with beaded embellishments. And this lace sweater was [...]

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Hello all, a few weeks ago I posted that I would be starting a vintage lingerie sew-along over on my blog A Few Threads Loose using this vintage pattern reproduction PDF. We have finished with the bra and tap pants and we’ll soon be starting on the matching slip and camisole. You’re all still welcome [...]

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