new look

Hello! I stalk this site every day, so I thought it was only proper for me to stop stalking and start talking! I adore everything vintage and I recently began sewing clothes for me and my two young daughters. For myself, I started with a very simple a-line-ish skirt from a New Look pattern. I’ve [...]

{ 5 comments }

Hello everyone))), I am showing off my polka-dot 50′s dress this time. If you do 50′s style you have to have at least one polka-dot dress, so here’s mine.   It’s pretty simple, based on the basic pattern I have drafted using an old Soviet sewing book. Here it is on the right. I use [...]

{ 28 comments }

I’m not much of a country girl but I couldn’t resist adding a bit of western flare to my blue chambray dress! I used Simplicity 2851 from 1949. I just love late 40s looks! I used these cute metal buttons with stars and faux top stitching. And of course, it needed a self fabric belt! [...]

{ 2 comments }

I love gingham! It’s such a classic look. So when I wanted to make a simple summer dress just right for those hottest of summer days, I chose a black and white gingham cotton. Fabric: black and white gingham cotton ($4/yd) Pattern: Simplicity 2502 Year: 1948 Notions: buttons (from stash) Hours to complete: 6-ish First [...]

{ 2 comments }

Life in the midwest comes with some crazy weather. It teases us with spring and then brings us soundly back to winter. This year, instead of staring longingly at my spring dresses, I whipped up one last winter dress at the end of the season. This is Simplicity 2851 made from red corduroy with a [...]

{ 1 comment }