Recently I was lucky enough to add a really great World War II era flight cap sewing pattern to my collection. I had so much fun sewing it up for myself. I think I’ll be making it again soon in a mini fascinator size! I didn’t have any ‘olive drab’ colored fabric in my stash [...]
I just finished remaking a cool WWI wool hat in a bright cool linen for a friend of mine. It was quite an interesting exercise. You can read more about it here, and here. Thanks!
Hi everybody! This is my sewing attempt of VOGUE 7464, I did the one I point with the yellow arrow, more pictures in my blog
My version of this early 20th century reproduction hat pattern: Folkwear patterns #269 A side view: The fabric is a medium-weight cotton from Tessutti fabrics that I’ve had for a while. I didn’t line it so it would stay floppy. The hummingbird is vintage from l’ucello in Melbourne. If you make this pattern, I would [...]
I made this charming little coat and hat for my son, Henry. The pattern is McCall’s 6255 from 1962. It was a stunt outfit for pictures, so I skipped all the interesting tailoring instructions included in the pattern. It still took me two years to finish it! (Photo by Jennifer Morrison Photography) Details on my [...]
You’ll have to forgive me- I didn’t do my hair or pose for a proper photo, but here is the pillbox hat I made from Simplicity 4178. It is red silk (reclaimed from a skirt), and the trim around the bottom is vintage and from my late grandmother’s stash. I made this as a Christmas [...]
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A while ago, I wrote about the green silk dress from the movie Atonement and how it was created. Well, Gemma commented here and on my personal blog that her wedding dress was inspired by that movie costume and that she had pictures. So, of course I emailed her to send those pictures to me. [...]
A while back, I acquired a box of late-1950′s through mid-1960′s Vogue hat patterns, almost all of which appear to be uncut and in factory folds; head sizes 21.5 or 22 (some say “one size”). However, it appears that I will never outgrow my childhood dislike of having things on my head, and late-1950′s postdates [...]
So my machine s broken. Totally crazy. Cleaned it, had it in pieces & still, it will nt work properly, so it’s being returned. Which will leave me sans sewing machine. GAH! On a brighter note, I am attending a couple of 40s weekends & ordered these patterns to complete my outfit I’m a sucker [...]