Embroidery

Here I show you one “simple embroider pattern” from my magazine from July 1949, it says it is a simple pattern to embelish a blouse or any other garment. It says something like this:” You can use different colors and your will try thatc enters be darker than the edge of the flowers, For the [...]

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I decided to give these shorts a go, since I’ve always loved the look of high waisted shorts but don’t actually own any! Im usually NOT a shorts person, but these have converted me! They were easy to sew up & came together quite quickly (which i know we all love!). I chose a light [...]

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Okay, okay, before I say exactly why I’m over the moon, I ought to give background information.  When my oldest niece, Bit, was approaching her second Halloween, my SIL asked me to make her a Foofa costume.  I did it, using a vintage 70s pattern as the base, because it was an A-line dress with [...]

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  I made this warm and cozy robe out of Simplicity 3712, from 1961, to lounge around in style. Red sweatshirt fabric makes it easy to curl up in, and details like the satin stitch embroidered “E” make it fun to wear.   More on my blog: http://erikamadeit.blogspot.com/2012/01/vintage-robe-simplicity-3712.html    

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As I am genetically unable to throw away even a scrap of vintage textile, I had to find a use for a rather tatty vintage 30s embroidered traycloth, even though it was frayed and torn.  I was pleased with this little Eastern slipper inspired gift boot.  More of my vintage needlecraft stockings over on my [...]

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I just had to share my incredible find at a local antique shop – I could not resist taking this amazing silk slip home with me.  It has a couple of holes and some staining, but the workmanship is unlike anything I have ever seen.  Hand embroidery, tiny French seams, luscious silk – everything about [...]

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i fell in love with the lauren by ralph lauren “goodman” crested blazer sported by serena van der woodsen (portrayed by blake lively) in the gossip girl season 2 episode “new haven can wait.” it is smart, tailored, chic, elegant. and i wanted one. i just didn’t want to pay $4000 for it. obviously, i [...]

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one of the little details that excites me the most about vintage style is the prevalence of embroidery. it’s so personal, so crafty, so kitschy–it’s just somehow exactly the kind of vintage touch that can lend an unexpected elegance to a garment. my heart melts a little bit every time i see a 40′s or [...]

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So it involves a needle, thread, and fabric.  Not quite sewing I know, but work has kept me separated from my sewing machine.  Hand embroidery is something I could do at work so I worked on these panels.  I finished in roughly 5 days.  They are kitchen proverbs I found online that had an old-fashioned [...]

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I always purchase sunglasses at discount stores, so they never come with a case. I combined my new-found love of embroidery with my love of repurposing things to come up with this bright, vintage-inspired sunglasses case. Check out my blog, Just Five Minutes More, for details.

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