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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
I’ve been sitting on this pattern for quite a while but I finally found the time to make it! I had some red polyester twill lying around, which was intended for another project, but didn’t work out. So I decided to put it to good use. And here it is: It’s such a lovely, [...]
Earlier this month I had an occasion that required a witch’s costume. So I took the glamourous highroad and sewed up a jacket out of a vintage Halloween novelty print. It’s one part 1950s (if you base it on the pattern I used and full crinoline skirt), one part Victorian (if you consider the frou-frou [...]
I first decided to make this pattern in February 2011, can you believe that?! A year and a half ago? Talk about procrastination! The good news is that I am cruising along now and am getting close to finishing it. I want to share with you some photos of where I am currently up to. [...]