floral

I used the bodice section from Simplicity 2442 for this dress but omitted the rouched layer on the midriff. The fabric was far too busy to add any more detail! The midriff really does give a flattering shape. It’s one of my favourite vintage-style features. The straps on this pattern curve inwards to create a [...]

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Hi, This is my first pot on here and also the first thing I have ever sewn! I’m 16 so I am quite proud of myself for doing this. I made a vintage 1930s-esque dress from a cotton fabric that I found at Joann fabrics. This was my first project and I dove right into [...]

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Like so many of us out there, I have cracked open my Viva Las Vegas sewing! I wanted to start with this skirt pattern, which I plan on Chevron’ing for the actual event (as pictured in the pattern). The skirt itself is very easy to sew. I will say that the skirt is SO LONG. [...]

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This is the second time I have made this shirt for Mr Ooobop!, using Butterick 5007. The last one was quite literally a year ago. I added some contrasting detail this time. Under the collar, the inside collar stand, under side of pocket flaps and inside cuffs. I also added some bias trim on the [...]

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Hi All It’s been a while since I posted here. I made this dress just the other week. A few details: Pattern: Simplicity 3835 from the 40′s – early in the decade I think, but can’t be sure. Fabric: Pastel green sheer with white floral flocking – possibly nylon? New Japanese made fabric bought from [...]

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I made this dress using a vintage floral cotton that was given to me. I also used a vintage sewing pattern that I acquired for free: Simplicity 8827. So this dress was essentially made for free, except for the cost of thread. I made a few adjustments to the pattern (neckline, waist and length), but [...]

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