Made from Curtains

The cold season has finally arrived here in Germany – it was less then 10 degrees celsius today and my favorite ice-cream parlor closed for this year, both makes me kind of sad. There is only one advantage of this weather: I finally got around to sewing again in the last days and made a [...]

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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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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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Hi! It’s been a good minute since I was able to post something! I recently participated in the fall for cotton sew along. This is what I made (: I used Simplicity’s 2370 from 1957. The fabric I used is 100% cotton for “home decor” purposes, but thought a dress would suit it better! Now I [...]

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My brother was going to throw these military curtains away. They’d be hanging in his bedroom in our parental home since he was born in 1968. I knew they’d be the perfect bold print I needed for the 1970′s Butterick 5597 waistcoat pattern. Lined with emerald green Indian sari silk and some vintage frog fastenings [...]

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I picked up this vintage fabric from Fabric-a-brac (blogged here) and I knew it had to become a dress! The fabric is good enough that I could have even made a jacket – but alas there was only 2 meters!

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Far too long since I posted here. Sorry about that. Anyway; I’ve had this vintage floral cotton lying around for many years, 4 x 0,75 m all in all, and now I’m turning it into a dress. I have no idea how old the fabric is, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cotton woven this narrow. [...]

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Good afternoon.  Just wanted to stop by and show off my new blouse made from a pair of vintage curtains.  I bought the curtains from Portobello Road Market in London, along with the vintage buttons which are a perfect match.  The pattern is a modern one (Megan Nielsen’s Banksia blouse) but definitely has a vintage [...]

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I’ve been lurking on Sew Retro for a while now – being inspired by everyone’s creations. I thought it was time to add one of my own. I made this back around Easter of 2011. The pattern called it a “jumper-dress” – what I would call a pinafore. It came in an envelope labeled The [...]

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This is a lovely little thing I made from a 1950′s McCall’s 4361 wiggle dress pattern with some killer curtains I found at a thrift store. It took a bit of tweaking around to get it to work with a modern body type (sans retro foundation garments). This is one of my favorite dresses.

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