2014 Year in Review

Hello all,

It’s been a long time since I last posted here. 2014 was certainly a busy year for me. There were some big changes, lots of new friends, and many great memories. Overall I’d say it was a good year despite the major stress of wedding plans and buying a house.

I though you all might enjoy a quick recap of my sewing projects, events and other fun things.

My favorite sewing project of 2014 has to be the Red Birds Dress. Everything but the thread was vintage and came from my stash. McCall 5724 was one of those pattern crying out to be made but it was waiting for the perfect fabric and notions to come along. As surprising as it may sound my least favorite sewing projects were my wedding and reception dresses. It’s difficult to enjoy a project when you are working under pressure. (I do have blog posts in the works for these two dresses, I promise)

Projects I wish I could redo or want to go back and alter? If given the chance I’d remake my wedding reception dress. The dress was made literally days before my wedding and I really didn’t take the time I should have to properly fit the bodice.  I’m not likely to wear it again any time soon so it’s very low on my list of things to do. I would like to alter the bodice of my Violets and Blue and Purple birthday dress. I love how it turned out even if it’s a little big.

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A “White Christmas” -inspired Skirt Suit

After sitting on the pattern for waaay too long, I finally got up the gumption to sew Advance 7745 with some red wool that I snagged for super cheap at the thrift store.  Needless to say, I love it.

I omitted the collar called for in the pattern, in part because I didn’t like it and in part because there wasn’t enough fabric!  I’m thinking I’ll get a little white fur peter pan collar to finish it off for winter, and I might find a leopard print collar to swap out for fall and late spring.  The pattern didn’t call for lining the jacket, but I opted to make up a quick lining with some leopard print stuff from JoAnn Fabrics.  I was hoping for a plaid, but no such luck…

I was thinking of adding the belt at the bottom of the jacket (seen on the short-sleeved view on the pattern, barely) but I had quite a hard time picking buttons and finding a matching belt buckle might take a while.  All in all though, I’m super happy with how it turned out!

More pictures of the project are on my blog here and some pictures of the skirt without a jacket over it are in this post.

My 2014 Christmas Dress

Happy New Year to everyone! I haven’t been great at blogging this past year, but I’ve certainly been busy sewing. I hope to make it up with posts about most of my 2014 projects in the coming months, I’m looking forward to revisiting them! My latest project was my Christmas dress, another franken-pattern, a mix of several actually, with a vintage feel to it.

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I’ve been a bit obsessed with capelets lately (blogged about that here!) So I also made a velvet capelet to go with it, although it didn’t come out quite as well as I’d hoped! (Sewing shifty velvet to shifty lining did not prove easy, lol.)

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Overall, though I was pleased with the end result! I was able to wear the dress both to see the Nutcracker (pictured here with a black cropped sweater) and to Midnight mass on Christmas Eve, with the capelet.

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Many more details and pics on my blog!

Looking for a trade :)

Afternoon Ladies and Gents!

I am looking for an out of print Vintage vogue pattern for my husband. It is the Vogue 2367, Zoot Suit Pattern, 1940s Style Suit Chest 38 to 42. Because I am so short of funds after paying out of pocket to have my new baby I am looking to trade one of my patterns for the one I need. The reproduction vintage vogues come from a smoke free, animal free home and are all uncut. The vintage patterns all come from the 1930’s-40’s and are in their original packaging. Please keep in mind that  some of the vintage patterns are  fragile and a few are already cut. If you are willing to trade please send me a screen shot of the pattern you want and your contact information so that I can get with you privately to discuss shipping. Thanks in Advance!

Molly Von T and Baby Evelyn :)

Academy 2953, 1940s slacks

It’s been a while since I have shared my vintage sewing projects here, I have loved getting the weekly email in my inbox though! And I have certainly been very busy sewing….

2014 has been a year of vintage separates, and it has been really good for me embracing pants (for one thing) and not being afraid to sew myself a pair (or several) my favourite pair is this one: a 1940s (I think) pattern, Academy 2953, in some beautiful linen from my nana’s stash.

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I have always loved the Katherine Hepburn wide leg trouser look, so these are a nod to her and that chic trouser look that was so popular in the 1940s.

Academy 2953 slacks and Austin

As always, more photos on my blog, Academy 2953.

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Happy new year xo

looking for a blogger

a while ago my bloglovin was hacked and they erased all my following and replaced them with new weird ones, thier is one blogger i cant find, she posted on here before and she is thin with dark hair and some facial peircings, does any one have any idea whom I am talking about?