1930s | 1940s | 1950s

Three Outfits for Three Decades

By on June 14, 2013

Well its that time of year again…the local lindy exchange and I’ve set myself quite a task. A new outfit for each dance. So that’s three for the evening dances. The themes go Casual, Vintage, Seaside. So I decided to have a general nautical feel and blues as a colour running through the outfits.   […]

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1940s

Sew for victory – 1947 outfit

By on March 12, 2013

As part of the sew for victory sew along I made myself a 1940’s ensemble. I used butterick 5209 for my dress. I also made a complementary matching bag and hat using the instructions (with a few modifications) from a 1940’s newsreel. the shoes are modern but I think look rather 40’s as are the […]

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1940s

Summertime Silk

By on September 23, 2011

Now that the weather has decided to heat up, I am pullingout all my summer dresses before the heat decides to disappear until next year! As further proof that I am obsessed with vintagereproduction patterns, here is yet another finished dress currently residing inmy closet.  This one is Butterick 5209, apattern originally printed in 1947.   […]

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Vintage Sewing

New Pattern Purchases

By on August 7, 2009

JoAnn’s was having a sale on Butterick patterns for 99 cents each. They have a pretty good selection of retro patterns. These are the ones that I purchased. I somehow copied the patterns in out of order into this post. So in the order they are pictured, they are Butterick 5209, 5033, 5032, 4792, 4513, […]

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Vintage Sewing

French Seams

By on June 27, 2011

Hiya everyone,Just an update on my yellow swing dress (butterick retro b5209). Done the bodice which was the hardest bit ith the lining to do as well. Using a silk crepe de chine, which is beautiful, and slinky. A bit too slinky in fact, was a bleedin nightmare to cut out, doesn’t seem that keen […]

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