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Hello again! It’s been a while since my first post here, but I’ve been busy sewing and I just finished something that I think is vintage-looking enough that I can post it here… the Colette Ceylon dress! I was looking for a genuine 1940′s pattern to make, but didn’t find what I was looking for [...]

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  I wanted a very easy-to-wear dress and I was lazy to add a zipper to this firt try on Peony from Colette Patterns. So I went for this piece of knit fabric. I really felt in love with theses large scale flowers… A detailed view of this project can be found on Cafekam’s blog [...]

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I picked up this beautiful fabric as my souvenir from MOOD while I was visiting L.A. I was really concerned I was going the fudge up the whole thing once I got to the button holes, but everything went way better than I had expected! I think if I make this dress again I would [...]

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I decided to double up on to-do tasks and stitch up my very first version of Colette’s new Laurel for JuliaBobbin’s 2nd Mad Men Challenge. I was inspired my Megan Draper’s colorful, modern prints (as were some other challenge participants!) and lucky for me I had the perfect stretch cotton in my tub already! I [...]

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I finally finished my Colette Jasmine shirt! I first put a much too heavy of a collar on the shirt and it looked just awful. I ended up picking it off and going to a much lighter nylon. I am happy I did, the look came out great. In this desert heat, this shirt is [...]

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I made this dress about a week ago but wanted to share it with all of you. I decided it was time to make my version of Lady Mary’s garden party/flower show dress from Downton Abbey.  I had the fabric and the inspiration, but just had to settle on the pattern and my final vision. [...]

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Hey everyone, Hope the mid January blues aren’t spoiling your sewing mo-jos! I decided to tackle the Colette Violet after seeing some great vintage-style versions around the blogosphere. The original fit was too loose for me so I took the side seams in and reduced the width across the shoulders for my version. I used [...]

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Alright, ok, you got me, it’s not retro…but I’m making it retro! I have a little problem with sailor addiction everyone, yes, its true, I’m a nautical freak! I love that 50′s pin up aesthetic, the red and blue, the hats! I mean, who doesn’t want to look like this. I totally do! My attempt [...]

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