Skirts

So, on the 3rd, my boyfriend and I are going to an 80′s themed party and while I have a few things that might work in my closet, I wanted to really, really look the part. I had a skirt pattern I thought would be good, and I had big plans for coordinating my skirt [...]

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                  I picked up this old wool club jacket at an estate sale a few months ago.  The back embroidery was fabulous even though the coat was moth-eaten and very worn. I used McCalls 4161 coat pattern from the 1940s as a starting point to sew up [...]

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It’s been a while since we last spoke. Truth is, I haven’t been doing a lot of sewing. Who knew that moving house would be such a time consuming task? Not me. That’s for sure. After my routine is broken, I have a hard time getting myself back into rhythm, and the things I was [...]

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The second skirt in my Pendleton quartet is another plaid number. This one is fairly plain as well, with some simple alterations made to change the look up a bit. I widened the waistband and added suspenders. I’ve always really liked the look of the suspender skirt (whether from the 1910s or the 1950s or [...]

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I’ve been sewing and knitting again and have added two new basics to my wardrobe. The skirt is made from green twill and McCall’s 7032. The sweater vest is a sports vest made from a 40s pattern in A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. It was quite fun to knit up. I also opted to [...]

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Hi, I’m here again with a 1/2 circle skirt I drafted myself and a bolero that I knitted from a vintage pattern. As circle skirts are notorious for being difficult to hem I decided to add a feature of self made black bias around the bottom edge.  I really like the way this picks out [...]

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What can I say about circle skirts? I love wearing them. I love making them. I love love love them! I had my heart set on making a circle skirt from this great pink and purple fabric but alas, I didn’t have quite enough! So it was math to the rescue and I made a [...]

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Hello everyone! I want to share this pattern with you, as I have just made it up, and really love it!   The pattern is printed in 1943, and features three versions of a box pleated, A-line skirt. I made version 2, which has pleats both front and back, and a side button placket. I [...]

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It’s been a while since I posted, but I promise I’ve actually been working on lots of projects. It’s just taken me forever to get anything finished and photographed. The boy makes it difficult to work on things steadily, and my project ADD doesn’t help (especially when I’ve got 6 or more projects in the [...]

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I adore rayon! It’s the fabric I most wish would come back into modern fashion. I’m always on the hunt for rayon with a great retro style print and I fell in love with this divine polka dot yardage. It’s the size of the print and the color that make this perfect for late 30s/early [...]

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