I just adore gingham for summer and what’s better than giant gingham! This dress is actually a refashion from a dress I made a few years ago. This is the famous Walk Away dress, which actually fit me rather well considering all of the fit issues most people seem to have with it. (Butterick 4790) [...]


I just love nautical things! I love it even more when it’s in a non-traditional color scheme. Tada! I love wearing coral! So fun! I used Simplicity 2801 c. 1949 with a combo of the cuff from view 1 and the pockets from view 2. (Because what dress can’t be improved with pockets?) Initially, I [...]


I’m not much of a country girl but I couldn’t resist adding a bit of western flare to my blue chambray dress! I used Simplicity 2851 from 1949. I just love late 40s looks! I used these cute metal buttons with stars and faux top stitching. And of course, it needed a self fabric belt! [...]


Life in the midwest comes with some crazy weather. It teases us with spring and then brings us soundly back to winter. This year, instead of staring longingly at my spring dresses, I whipped up one last winter dress at the end of the season. This is Simplicity 2851 made from red corduroy with a [...]

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Here is my latest vintage reproduction dress – this time the pattern came from The Vintage Pattern Lending Library. I have been saving my red satin rayon specifically for this pattern, and I think they make a lovely pair. The sleeves and the yoked skirt are my favorite parts of the dress.  This pattern is [...]