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I made this dress to wear to a Downton Abbey inspired tea, but also as an entry into the Historical Sew Fortnightly Challenge #3 Pink.  The pattern itself is a repro of an original 1921 Butterick pattern and it went together very nicely.  For being such an old pattern the instructions were much better than [...]

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A couple of months ago, I joined a sew-along. I thought it would be a good way to stretch my new skills. It was hosted by Seamstress Erin and I thought I’d share what I accomplished with you all. The most tedious part of sewing: cutting out the pattern. The point at which I realized I had [...]

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As promised, I’ve written a detailed tutorial on how to make your very own bow belt on my blog like the one I made for my striped dress. Bow belts are so easy to make and can add that pretty little detail to any outfit to finish it off. They are also great for using [...]

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The 50s were a great time to be a curvy gal and nothing shows of curves like a great pencil skirt.   I used McCall’s 5121 for this great 50s pencil skirt. I also made this blouse from a 50s style pattern in Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing. Bow! I used a black button [...]

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I love this pattern from Simplicity (1968). I think that this pattern is different from other patterns from the 60´s with the put sleeves bow and neck. I am very satisfied with the result and I am already thinking of using the pattern again, but using a wool fabric instead (winter is here before we [...]

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