Just dropping in from Seams Sustainable  to show you my completed Armistice Blouse. All the details of the sewing and the modifications are available on the blog. I’m planning to add a skirt of the same era to complete the outfit, hopefully next week. Thanks for looking! Dee


Ok guys, it’s time…we had 83 entries. If you don’t win, console yourself with the knowledge that we’ve got some A-MAZING giveaways lining up for 2012. If you have a vintage or sewing related business and would like to offer up a giveaway prize in return for targeted exposure, drop me an email with your [...]


Folkwear Giveaway Just a quick reminder that the Folkwear pattern giveaway (where you can win whichever pattern you covet most from the Folkwear collection) closes tomorrow: December 15th. If you’ve just joined us or haven’t entered yet, head over to this post to throw your hat in the ring.   Our facebook fans can zone [...]


How is it December already?!  If you’re anything like me, this month gets a little crazy for you so I think a treat is in order… I’m excited to announce the opportunity to win a gorgeous pattern of your choice from independent retro/historical pattern company Folkwear. CraftyWeeOne’s recent post on her version of the Poiret Coccoon Coat inspired me [...]


Hiya, I’ve been (slowly) getting on with my 1920s coccoon coat, hampered only by Ofsted (school inspectors), eczema (on my hands, how cruel for an artist?), and a lack of Betty (my mannequin). I eventually decided to use the Folkwear Poiret coat which had been discontinued but I found one on good old Ebay. I [...]