Jackets

I finished a UFO that got stuck right after the first fitting, oh, about seven or eight years ago. That calls for celebration, doesn’t it? It’s a fitted suit jacket, aiming for a 40′s silhouette, and it was left unfinished because tailoring is, or was, kind of intimidating; but I really love the fabric, a [...]

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I had dreamed of a perfect sailor top for years and finally made one from the very charming Butterick 7444 last week. I chose a dark grey cotton for the main parts and a lighter grey for the detachable collar and also used three very cute (and purely decorative) metal buttons. I am absolutely delighted about [...]

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One thing I really wanted to do this year with my blogging is get more involved in the blogging community.  This included not only commenting more and getting involved with the community on twitter but also taking part in more sewalongs and competitions.  So far this year I have taken part in the Sew For [...]

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I fell in love with 1960′s suits with short jackets that have 3/4 length doleman sleeves and tapered skirts. When I saw Simplicity #2154 I had to have it. How cute is the blouse with the bow tie.     I used a true navy (almost black) for the jacket and skirt. For the blouse [...]

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Since lesson plan reviewing, cushion re-covering and dish washing are all really boring activities, I decided I wanted to make something fun and pretty for myself. I’ve got so many pieces of fabric sitting in my stash for projects that have been put on further hold because I won’t be back into my normal clothes [...]

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Hello my fellow vintage sewing enthusiasts! Have you ever had a project that you started and then for some reason put it away for a year?  Well, this vintage capelet is one of mine! This capelet is made from Vogue 2934, a Vintage Vogue reproduction pattern.  I made this  in some vintage black rose embossed velveteen [...]

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Hello all! I’ve finally finished the vintage maternity top I’ve been working on. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. It’s very comfortable and looks really cute with my skinny jeans, and I think will also work really well with the black pencil skirt I’ve got. I’ve put the buttons on as well, [...]

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Perhaps I should have gone the more sensible throw pillow route with this one, but I couldn’t help it.  One 54″ wide yard of 1960s vintage home dec cotton makes for a very nice Oriental jacket.  More details over at my blog.

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Hello everyone! It struck me the other day that I’ve been rather productive this year, and I haven’t posted here in ages. This is part of what I’ve been up to. – Another fictive uniform, because apparently I need more of those. I found a wonderful olive drab Prada cotton twill that feels more like [...]

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I didn’t sew this.  I found it at a tag sale for $2, but I think it’s inspirational for the home sewist to aspire too! Yes, I wore stockings for the full effect!   covered buttons, so lovely! The lining was handsewn with, I believe, a catch stitch.

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