Embroidery

A few weeks ago I decided to begin sewing this years summer wardrobe and I just finished another garment – Retro Butterick B5708, a sweet early 50s dress. I used a deep blue cotton with a weaving pattern that looks like wood grain and a white poly blend for the lining of the bodice. The [...]

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In my spare time this summer, I’m adding lots of lovely vintage pieces to my wardrobe. I bought this pattern before Christmas. McCall’s 8849 circa 1952, an adaption of an Italian Couture Design, as it says on the front. Straight out of the movie Roman Holiday, don’t you think? I’m picturing myself as the queen [...]

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Merry Christmas Eve everyone! This is my newest make, the Stepford Wife does Christmas Dress. This dress is actually the result of one of those rare ‘happy’ sewing mistakes that apparently do pop up on occasion (who knew!).   This dress started out originally as a plain red Anna dress, number one on my Summer Sewing [...]

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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 [...]

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Hello lovely fellow sewers, Some of you may or may not remember me but I am the year 12 student who was making the vintage Vogue lavender hemp and organic cotton day dress, with felt pillbox hat and embroidered vintage gloves for my Textiles and Design major work? Any ways, a few months ago I [...]

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This lovely number was inspired by a vintage dress I spied on Pinterest. I used Simplicity 1873 for the pattern and did the floral row in cross stitch. Here’s the inspiration dress, from a fashion blogger in LA who found it at a vintage shop. Source I’ll be doing a tutorial next week on how [...]

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Just finished this top and skirt, from the above patterns, and added some embroidery from some vintage designs my Nana passed to me. If you’d like to find out more, or advise me on the finish (not sure if the red embroidery on the black skirt lifts it enough…if at all!) please visit my blog [...]

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I had wanted to work this little Crinoline Miss embroidery from one of my 1930s needlework books & thought this pretty green linen (from a set of vintage napkins) was the perfect background. I then decided to make a pair of 1930s style baby shoes & adapted a pattern for a pair of quilted shoes from [...]

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Hey YAWLL! It’s been a long time, well ive actually made something wearable but unfortunately its not for me its for my boyf as a valentines prezzie awww. <3 I used kwik sew 3506 i cut a medium it was massive i took in a couple of inches. the most annoying bit was the facings-i [...]

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