Hello all! I just wanted to share my most recent creation. I wasn’t sure about posting it on here, but I had a change of heart after the positive feedback from my blog and Facebook. This honestly has to be my least favorite dress I’ve ever made. I fee like it makes me look wider [...]
To celebrate my birthday this month, I’m hosting a little giveaway on my blog click here to enter to win a vintage pattern and fabric!
Hi fellow retro sewists! Melissa here. This is dress that I made over a year ago and photographed this past summer. I’m finally posting it even though it’s totally inappropriate for Fall/Winter (except maybe for you Aussies and Kiwis!). Here’s my version of Butterick B5708. I decided to change the pattern a bit and use [...]
I started this project nearly a year ago, hit a bit of a roadblock on account of ah, not quite know what I was doing! I figured I’d just use the bodice from one pattern the skirt from another and well just put them together… I made some adjustments, to accommodate the differences, but it [...]
My beautiful stunning 13 year old sister is growing up fast and getting really interested in clothes and boys and make-up etc., so I thought it might be fun to help her find her own style and design a dress (based on eras past, or I probably would have been bored ha). So we looked [...]
This is not a post about vintage fabric or a vintage pattern project, but it is certainly inspired by vintage fashions, fabrics and patterns! I wanted to share with you all, my most recent project. When I started vintage sewing about five years ago, I would never have taken on a project like this! [...]
Hello everyone! I don’t have a finished garment to show for this post, but am taking the opportunity of giving a heads-up to anyone who might be interested in following my next big sewing adventure. Because I’m married to a member of the Canadian Military (yup – we have one!) I have the opportunity to [...]
Recently I was lucky enough to obtain this beautiful Australian Home Journal dress pattern with divine scalloped edges and I was waiting until I found the perfect fabric – as most of you know sometimes the fabric and the pattern just fit together and often one will go unused for quite a while until it’s [...]