If you are like me, then you cannot ever throw a piece of textile away until you are totally, utterly, absolutely sure you will never, ever, cross-your-heart-and-hope-to-die find a use for it at some unknown future time and date. I love re-using bits and bobs of discarded textiles to make cushions, patchworks, toys, bags or gifts. So when [...]
This Sunday for the last catalog Sunday of Man Month are separates.
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!
This Sunday I have men’s suits from the 30s and 40s.
Hi everyone. This March I’ve dedicated Man Month on my blog. I’ll be posting lots of info and man related vintage sewing projects, scans and other treats. Please stop by and take a look! This Sunday I have catalog scans of men’s underthings from the early 40s. Thanks!
My boyfriend and I had a prohibition era (1920-1933) themed party this past weekend and I wanted to share some pictures from the event and our outfits with you. I made my skirt and blouse from an original early 1930s dress pattern that I adapted for separates, and I made Brian’s pants and vest. The [...]
At long last I have a project completed with a pic to show. I made this shirt for my husband to wear when he plays out – they do mostly oldies, so it seems appropriate to have something retro. The fabric has musical notes, and he loves the way his guitar contrasts with the bright [...]
This Sunday is mens hats and suits. Dont we all wish our men could dress this dreamy?
I never got around to blogging this cool robe I made for my husband for Xmas:It’s from a 1957 Simplicity men’s robe pattern:With dressing gown, towelling bathrobe and smoking jacket versions!! I made the dressing gown view from some JoAnn’s flannel. It was a dream to sew, he loves his robe, and my 5-year-old loved [...]