This is my version of a vintage vogue pattern. It’s Vogue 8789 which I modified slightly by replacing the skirt with a circle skirt. I also used a few ‘vintage’ techniques such as turned and stitched seams and a hand-picked zip. I have more photos and details of the fabric and construction on [...]
I’m always cold in the Bay Area, so instead of wishing the weather to be warmer by wearing lightweight cotton dresses, I have decided to be more practical and start making things in flannel and wool. This dress is a wearable muslin I made from an inexpensive cotton flannel that I had in my fabric [...]
I think this must have been my last dress for this winter. We didn’t really have much of a winter here and it already felt like spring when I went outside to take these pictures. Oh well, I know I’ll still love this dress in December. As usual, I drafted my own pattern. The dress [...]
Hi, I actually made this dress last December and it was my ‘Christmas dress’. It’s made from a pattern I bought off ebay and the dark purple jersey fabric was bought to make this dress. This is the pattern. I made view C but with sleeves from view A. I did lower the neck a [...]
I am very happy (although my face is serious in the photos, hehe) because I designed this dress, I drew the pattern and sewed it …. now I have a 30s inspired dress in my wardrobe! Lately, I’m obsessed with this era fashion and I think I got a sewing a dress inspired by it [...]
Let me preface this by saying that this is my first post to date! I’ve been sewing for a couple of years and this was actually the first dress I ever sewed. When I got engaged, I jokingly considered “just making my own dress” as a way to ease the financial burden that a wedding [...]
It’s summer down here in Australia, so it felt like a good time to make Anne Adams 4705 (circa late 1940s/early 1950). My version is made from quilter’s cotton purchased at Spotlight last year, and took about 4m of trim. [...]
Today I have my latest sewing project to show you!