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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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I decided to copy cat the 1969 vintage look on the envelope of Vogue pattern 7663.  The short sleeved dress is loose fitting with a dropped waist and front button banded placket, the skirt is one way pleated all around.  I changed the pattern slightly to accommodate my much loved ponte knit fabric. I achieved [...]

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  Being a fashion designer has it’s advantages. Creating your favorite version of sailor pants in a summer corduroy is one of them. After much pattern searching and coming up empty-handed, I decided to work off of my vintage wool sailor pants. I found a great piece of military blue corduroy at the local goodwill, [...]

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Hello there, I couldn’t resist this cotton drill fabric from Tessuti. I made a half circle skirt, self-drafted. It has pockets and waistband lining made from a pretty quilting cotton. Perfect for a bit of ukulele playing. I have some more photos on my blog, thanks for reading

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I made this dress from the Vintage Vogue pattern V8812. I made it with lavender gingham check. This is the fourth dress I’ve made so far, I started sewing about three months ago and I basically haven’t stopped since. I really loved the bodice of this dress but it was a challenge because it was [...]

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Thanks to Del at Curlsnskirls I have found you and YOU have helped me feel not so weird! Thank you. The view of another’s collection of booty in their boot (trunk) is heart warming. Did think I may be the only one with such desires! My latest is vintage haberdashery which in the coming weeks [...]

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I made this dress for Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Dress Challenge. My inspiration was this teal dress that Joan wore in season 5. I used Butterick 2952 as a base pattern, but I made several alterations and additions. I added buttons on the front bodice, changed the neckline and drafted a collar to go with [...]

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Hi fellow sewers!!! I am currently in Year 12 and am studying Textiles & Design. For the HSC, we are required to make an item/s. I absolutely LOVE vintage things, especially fashion/hairstyles/makeup. My grandmothers fabulous dresses in the 1940s/50s/60s have inspired me to make this Vogue dress, a pair of white satin gloves and a [...]

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Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I’ve posted. Wow. In truth, this is the first vintage pattern I’ve sewn in quite a while. How odd is it to call a 1980s pattern “vintage”?! Since I last posted, I moved back to my native New York (I was in Virginia last [...]

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