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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 [...]

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  For my sister’s birthday, I decided to make her a dress. Since she’s tiny, I jumped at the chance to bust out some of my smaller sized patterns (I covet size 18′s for myself) with a mod 1960′s silhouette. We decided on Simplicity 7072, which is a simple A line shift with French darts [...]

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I have been reading the Foale and Tuffin biography recently and as an insight to the name of this dress, I have named it after Sally Tuffin. Dress designer of the pair of “two cocky, feisty bolshy, arty, clever-clogs young women” For those of you who might not be familiar with them, Marion Foale and [...]

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So here’s a modern take on a military-esque jacket with a mod twist that I just finished: Back in 2008, I made a group of 5 jacket patterns with my original intent to sell them on Etsy and this was one of the jackets I made almost completely with the exception of buttonholes and sewn [...]

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I originally started off with this pattern some time ago – a vintage 1970′s (Simplicity 6883) shirtdress, with big promises of making me ‘look slimmer’… But once I had cut the pattern out and tacked it together, it was doing nothing for me (this is the second time I have tried this pattern, so maybe it is [...]

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Hello! I wanted share a dress my sister Viola made me out of  Simplicity 3833, a 60′s re-pro pattern. I picked view B with the short sleeves. We’ve also made the sleeveless one which came out really cute too. This dress is simple to make and can be completed rather quickly making it one of our favorite dresses [...]

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This coat is made from a heavily interfaced, vintage double knit that I found in the thrift store a few years ago. I made it using a self-drafted pattern. I think the coat has a very 60′s feel to it. It is fully lined, and features a large collar, puff sleeves, welt pockets, topstitching and [...]

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This project is in honor of a turtle friend that I made last weekend (more details on my blog). I know that the color and geometric pattern on the dress is not an exact match to the turtle’s shell, but I associate the project with that turtle. Probably because of the yellow markings and the [...]

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Hey everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekends. This is my last completed project: a 60′s tent dress made from Simplicity 7203. My friend gave me a stack of vintage patterns she didn’t know what to do with and this was one of them. I had also just brought home an amazing fabric score from [...]

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