Butterick

After all of the indecision over the buttons, I settled for some plain black ones! So here’s a photo of the dress finished and the nice little godet on the back. I would have used a plain black fabric but I didn’t have enough leftovers so houndstooth it is  

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Hi guys!   I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I clapped eyes on it! I finally got round to sewing it last night, im still deciding on buttons (it’s always a big decision for me) so it’s not completely finished yet. I had to do quite a bit of adjusting on [...]

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  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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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. [...]

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