1948

I definitely had a “look” going this spring. In May, I wore a peplum blouse made from Advance 4858 (1948) to the wedding of one of my cousins on my dad’s side of the family.  I had another wedding to go to in less than a month, which meant serious crunch time.  I decided to [...]

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I have three cousins getting married in the next few months.  Luckily, I am running out of cousins to marry off because I can barely keep up with the sewing. I had to be realistic and accept that I had procrastinated too long and frittered away too much time on non-necessary projects, and I wouldn’t [...]

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I love gingham! It’s such a classic look. So when I wanted to make a simple summer dress just right for those hottest of summer days, I chose a black and white gingham cotton. Fabric: black and white gingham cotton ($4/yd) Pattern: Simplicity 2502 Year: 1948 Notions: buttons (from stash) Hours to complete: 6-ish First [...]

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Here is my version of Vintage Vogue 2339. I constructed it back in 2005, and pulled it out of the closet this week for an evening of Mahler with the Marin Symphony.  Although the suit has a few issues (please don’t look too closely at my first attempt with bound button-holes) I love how it [...]

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