I found a cheap velvet fabric, brown. I knew I wanted to sew a wrap robe and after many hours searching at the net I ended up in these modern patterns with a retro touch. Unfortunately I discovered that I didn’t have enough material… After a call to my mother I solved it.
I know, spring is on the way, but this dress took a while longer to make… So, here’s the last wool sewing for this season: It’s sort of 40s style, drafted from my sloper. Originally I thought of it as a late 40s style, but the puffy sleeves brings late 30s, early 40s to mind. [...]
I finally finished another project! I started this 1940s shirtdress a few weeks ago in an effort to expand my vintage style wardrobe with a few more nursing friendly options to wear post baby. I attached the sleeves, set the zipper and did all the other finishing work on it this afternoon and evening. It [...]
Even though it’s not exactly Spring yet here in Wisconsin, I’m soaking up sun whenever I can find it! Last weekend my husband was kind enough to snap a few shots of my new Decades of Style 1930s Sweetheart Overalls (using his 1951 Oshkosh Truck as a most appropriate prop). More details and pics at [...]
I just loved the fabric with small dots, and of cours I had to sew the coats in a retro style.
I’m not one for sewing basics. I much prefer pretty dresses, but I’ve needed a basic white blouse for quite a few years! I used Du Barry 5909 from the 1940s for my blouse. I decided to leave off the pocket so it would be more versatile. It looks really great with separates including my [...]
I used the bodice section from Simplicity 2442 for this dress but omitted the rouched layer on the midriff. The fabric was far too busy to add any more detail! The midriff really does give a flattering shape. It’s one of my favourite vintage-style features. The straps on this pattern curve inwards to create a [...]
Spring was kind enough to show its face on Sunday afternoon. And, I managed to get my Mad Men SAL dress finished in time to take advantage of the sunshine and warmth. I don’t particularly need an excuse to sew a 50′s themed dress, but a themed SAL is a nice motivator. As always, more information and [...]
I’ve been sick for over a week now. I’m not normally a sick person and so I’m very very much over the incessant coughing and general stuffy-ness of this particular sickness. But I have to admit, it’s been great for my sewing! I made another Afternoon Blouse in a vibrant apple green cotton voile and finally finished [...]