So, I found this amazing pattern for a smoking jacket from 1951, Butterick 1769. Despite being neither a smoker nor an idle rich guy from a Hollywood melodrama, my Husband decided he needed one in classic satin and quilted velvet. He accompanied me to the fabric store on a Saturday (an event never to [...]
I used some lovely 60s barkcloth that I picked up at a vintage fair recently and made version A of this lovely pattern. I omitted the pockets and did initially include the collar which I made out of white crimplene however I wasn’t happy with the way it turned out and felt that it overpowered [...]
I found some of the Amy Butler ‘Soul Blossoms’ challis on clearance at my local fabric shop for $5.00 a yard – it’s been on my Pinterest board for months so of course I snapped it up. We are going on vacation to the Florida Gulf Coast next week, so I thought this would make [...]
I recently made this black Swiss Dot peasant blouse from vintage pattern Butterick 9768. This is the first of many that I am planning on making this summer. The pattern is easy to whip up and looks great with a variety of outfits. I bought the pattern on Etsy and in a size 14 which [...]
My brother was going to throw these military curtains away. They’d be hanging in his bedroom in our parental home since he was born in 1968. I knew they’d be the perfect bold print I needed for the 1970′s Butterick 5597 waistcoat pattern. Lined with emerald green Indian sari silk and some vintage frog fastenings [...]
First, some background. Four years ago, right after I got my sewing machine, but before I started really sewing, I attempted to make this dress, the one shown in blue. I did such a horribly sloppy job cutting it, the skirt was all I could save from the pattern. There were literally inches of fabric [...]
This is my wedding gift for my sister-in-law. I used a John Kloss pattern, Butterick 6373 : I will definitely try again this pattern, this time for me. More details here.
I’ve never been a real big fan of off season sewing because I always want to wear my new creations as soon as they are finished, but I’m so ready for summer that I made an exception for this lovely blouse! It’s Butterick 7328 and has two sleeve options-a cap sleeve and a puff sleeve. [...]