nautical

I just love nautical things! I love it even more when it’s in a non-traditional color scheme. Tada! I love wearing coral! So fun! I used Simplicity 2801 c. 1949 with a combo of the cuff from view 1 and the pockets from view 2. (Because what dress can’t be improved with pockets?) Initially, I [...]

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One of my latest sewing experiments: Simplicity 3875. Again. But this time I added a shirred section to the back to allow for my expanding and contracting. I had more fabric to work with  this time so the skirt is a bit fuller. The bodice is entirely lined, except for the shirred section which is [...]

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I sewed up Butterick 5229 to make a 20′s inspired dress…took the ‘tunic pattern and made it long enough to be a dress. But not ridiculously long like on the pattern cover. I used navy blue poly cotton and white bias (although I realized in the sunlight its actually cream!) binding. I also have wooden [...]

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hey guys and gals! it’s been a little while since i posted, so i just wanted to share a few new things i’ve been working on between bigger projects! i’ve been sewing like a CHAMP lately! i made this little dress from simplicity 4637- a pattern i’ve used a few times before, to make my [...]

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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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