1958

The fabric for this dress is pretty hit-or-miss – both my mom & boyfriend HATE it, but I think it’s kinda cute! What do you think? The pattern is Simplicity 2458, a sweet little shirtwaist dress with sleeve & skirt options. I went with view 2, although I significantly shortened the sleeves & the skirt [...]

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I made this top out of a long silk skirt I picked up at the thrift store for $2. The pattern is Simplicity 4400 from 1958, and the embroidery is from the fantastic Flickr group Hoop Love Vintage Transfers. The top was a little billowy for my tastes, so I added vertical waist darts to [...]

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Here is my most recent vintage reproduction sewing project.  I have so many patterns in the stash crying out for a little attention, but once I got my paws on this new one, I just couldn’t resist cutting into some fabric.  In my defense, the silk has been in living in a drawer for a [...]

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