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. [...]
To be honest, all of Grace’s dresses lately have been vintage, and this one is no exception. I found this pattern–Simplicity 1149–last winter and had to have it. I’ve been on a scallop kick lately, you see, and the idea of a scalloped sundress was appealing. My copy of this is a size three, and [...]
I would like to begin my first project sometimes no pocket is. For it I have picked out to myself a wonderful jacket for which I can use up material. a little nervously I am already and also uncertainly what the inside feed concerns, is brighter or dark material better for the construction material him [...]
This is my most recent project. Straight out of 1975 a safari style leisure suit. The pattern is Simplicity 6887, and it’s easily found on Etsy and Ebay. Was it really popular, or was it a dud. Who knows? My goal was to bring it into the present. I know some people may [...]
As soon as I heard about the Sew Retro: Starlet Suit Jacket course, from Gretchen Hirsch, on Craftsy, I was in. Gertie (of blog for better sewing fame) designed a retro inspired fitted jacket, and instructional course to go along with it. I used all the couture hand tailoring techniques including, padstitching the lapel and collar, welt [...]
Lovely images from CMO winter 40-41. Enjoy!