Vintage Sewing

  Hello everybody ! Here it is : my frist project with a vintage pattern. Dealing with Vogue V8850… More pictures (and a little tip for the belt) and full blogpost here : http://sundayafternoon.canalblog.com/archives/2014/04/21/29709577.html

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Hi All, I was looking through my blog the other day, and I realized that I never shared this Barbie ensemble that my mom and I made for a friend’s granddaughter. With the instructions of ‘fancy dress’ and ‘purple’ we set to work – hauling out one of our tiniest patterns! The 1964 Tressy* Wardrobe- can [...]

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Hello everyone! Since I don’t have to work on easter holiday (retail, derp…) I finally had some time to reduce this gigantic pile of fabric under my bed. So I made a skirt! It is inspired by Tara Starlet and is made out of linen. And that is the one and only reason I didn’t [...]

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  50′s Retro styled wiggle dress , V back neck, based on Burda Style 7178 I use a thick linen fabric . The  diamond pattern makes me choose the  simplest design , model C : sleeveless , without collar .            

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Hi everyone! My name is Dilly, and I blog over at Dibulous. I love vintage and retro style, my favourite era being late 1940s to early 1960s. Despite having a vast collection of vintage patterns, since moving from London to Switzerland a few years ago my style has become a bit more conservative and I [...]

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I have absolutely fallen. in. love. with vintage fashion. I can’t get enough of it! So, being as I am a bit of a novice sewist, I chose an easier pattern for my first vintage-style dress. It was SO nice to not have any zippers, buttonholes, or interfacing to deal with. I used a vintage-style [...]

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Hello all, The usual – long time lurker etc. I’ve been sewing for at least two thirds of my life and am a part-time seamstress for hire. I also work in the theatre industry as a Stage Manager and Props builder. I’ve recently been making things from my vintage pattern stock, some of which are [...]

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Yay! I finished my Sew For Victory dress! The pattern I used is Hollywood 1335. My aim was to make a perfect spring/summer dress. I think the fabric just breathes those seasons with the bright colors and floral print.      What I love about this pattern are the ruffles and the pleated skirt. Actually [...]

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These are some matching Easter shirts I made for my boys. Both are made from vintage 40s/50s patterns and will work for my Sew For Victory entries. (I’m hoping to sew up some more 40s patterns before the April 30th deadline.) They were so easy to sew up and I already have plans for a [...]

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Sewing while on holiday? Not a feet-up do nothing at a beach resort holiday but a visit to my Mum- without husband and offspring, where the weather was warm and sunny and and I wasn’t working … so definitely still a holiday! While still home in the UK I’d bought and had some patterns delivered [...]

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