novelty print

  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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Hello there, I couldn’t resist this cotton drill fabric from Tessuti. I made a half circle skirt, self-drafted. It has pockets and waistband lining made from a pretty quilting cotton. Perfect for a bit of ukulele playing. I have some more photos on my blog, thanks for reading

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I couldn’t wait to get home and get to work sewing this Barbie fabric I bought at the car boot sale. There wasn’t quite enough fabric to lay the pattern pieces out properly so I had to improvise and the print doesn’t match as well as I’d like it to it have done. The 1970 [...]

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I fell in love with this Michael Miller lobster print the moment I set eyes on it. I don’t even know why, since I don’t really care for seafood, but it was so obnoxious I had to have it. For the dress I used Vogue 8811 – this was my first Vintage Vogue, in fact [...]

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I just adore the summer! And when I saw this cute retro 50s inspired BBQ print fabric, I just had to have it! Fabric: quilting cotton ($5/yd) Pattern: Vintage Vogue 2960 Year: 1954 Notions: black piping, covered buttons Hours to complete: 12 First worn: May 2012 Total cost: $30 I’ve seen quite a few versions [...]

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Hi again guys! I feel a bit spammy for the two posts within two days – sorry! Here’s my version of Gertie’s 1950′s-inspired Sundress, in an Alexander Henry quilter’s cotton (I think its called ‘Tattoo’). I know her pattern’s arn’t strictly vintage, but the styling is pretty close. I’ve made four of her design so far [...]

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Hi Everyone, Here are two dresses I made for Christmas, which I know is a little excessive but you can’t help what fabric you fall in love with.  Please forgive the dodgy victory rolls, it was a first attempt. I found this fabric way back in July or some such inappropriate season and thought it [...]

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Hello all! I’ve got two projects to share with you. One was a last minute Christmas gift for my 4 year old cutie. I made both dresses – girl and doll – in a single day, it was right before the kids got out for Christmas break so I had to hustle! The girl dress [...]

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This has got to be my favourite dress to date and it ties in nicely with the 1940s inspired challenge over at Sew Weekly. I used an original 1940s pattern from Butterick, number 2638 which I got from Etsy some time ago. The fabric was an amazing find at Oxfam, last year for about five [...]

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Well, our play opens tonight – which means that all of my toiles have been turned into garments, and everything is fit and ready to go!  Now I get to play catchup and post some fun things. This dress ended up being my absolute favorite – the combination of the dress design and the fabric [...]

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