Vintage Sewing

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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  I finally have a finished dress to share! It’s vintage Simplicity 7705, the knockoff of the famous DVF wrap. I’m super pleased with how it turned out and now want lots of knits to make more. It makes me feel a bit like Jerry Hall at Studio 54!  

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For a long time I wanted to sew a peplum blouse. I think this style is really flattering, accentuating the waist and the gathered peplum gives you a curvier look. It’s really feminime.   The pattern really inspired me with the fabric choice. As you can see, the illustration shows a striped fabric. And I had a [...]

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Aaaaaaaaaaahhh! Aaaaaahhhhh! And other assorted screaming…. The production company behind The Great British Sewing Bee is making an American version and they would love to find some people who sew vintage. In other words, you! I’m so incredibly excited about this I might explode. For goodness sake, if you’ve entertained the idea of being on [...]

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I recently attended Dapper Day, a vintage-themed event at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom. It was a Disney and vintage-lover’s dream! I sewed two dresses for the occasion, one for me (in red) and one for my friend Andi (in blue).         For my dress, I sewed Butterick 8408 ,a [...]

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Hi guys and gals! I’ve finally finished making Gertie’s Shaheen-inspired sarong dress (Butterick B6019) and I hope you like it! The pattern:                         My version:                               This pattern was HARD! [...]

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Hi there! This is my very first post on this site as well as the very first dress I have put out there on the world wide web! It’s very exciting!! I love vintage and vintage inspired clothing, accessories…well everything really. I wanted to create a perfectly fitting vintage inspired dress pattern that I could [...]

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To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I should publish this here. Some vintage inspiration definitely went into making this jumpsuit but I’ll be the first to admit that it’s a bit of a mish-mash of styles. The leg shape was inspired by some of the hobble dresses from the 1910′s. Because I wouldn’t much [...]

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I made a cape and so far it’s perfect and I love it! I used Vogue 6032 from 1963 and I used a charcoal wool with purple satin lining. It’s fairly warm, except for the no-sleeves bit so it’s perfect for the spring now that it’s starting to warm up. I had a bit of [...]

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Is there anything more frustrating than finding the perfect vintage button for that project and only finding one when you need 10? Or a button on your favorite shrug breaks in the wash? Or you find an awesome button but want it in a different color? Well, I found a solution! As promised I have [...]

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