patterns

This week I will be spending my Saturday with one of my sewing friends searching craft stalls and attending an amazing vintage fair in Liverpool. It is apparently going to be bigger and better than ever with a vintage hair and beauty parlour, live vintage music and more stalls than ever before selling clothing accessories [...]

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About a week ago I had this crazy idea. What if I made another half-circle skirt, but I made it fully reversible? Little did I know that it wouldn’t be as easy as I first thought when it popped into my head, but I made it work, and I think its pretty fab! I ended [...]

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I am sewing this 1910′s blouse at the moment as a mock-up for the real deal. I just can’t figure out the instructions for the cuffs..if you click on the pictures you should be able to zoom in and read it. Could anybody help me out? I have never come across cuffs like this before! [...]

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You may remember Erika (from ErikawithaK Vintage) from the giveaway she hosted for us last year. I know she loves seeing what everyone here is making so she wants to spur you guys on with with another little treat. As I was prepping for this giveaway, I started flicking through Erika’s shop looking for my [...]

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      I used a vintage McCalls pattern for this dress, that i brought from Etsy.  I actually modified it a whole lot, as the original pattern design although awesome, swamped me completely.. so off came the sleeves and the collar into this more simple design.  It is so flattering to wear with the  nice full [...]

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I used a vintage simplicity pattern for this dress, i pretty easy to make shirt dress with only 2 pieces! It has the best in seam pockets and a nice full skirt, i am getting alot of wear out of this one! It also has a cute 50′s full collar, and cute turned up sleeve [...]

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I made this blouse using a 1950s vintage pattern, that came free with a copy of Woman’s Day magazine, one of a fabulous collection of 40s/50s patterns I won on Ebay. The designer was Norman Hartnell, Dress designer to the Queen and many other famous and stylish ladies. It is fundamentally a very simple pattern [...]

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Check out my blog for more info!   http://bluegingerdoll.blogspot.com.au/  

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  I was browsing the local Goodwill in the craft section when I happened upon a box that caught my eye. I had heard about the Lutterloh system many years ago and had forgotten about it, but the box was intriguing. I looked inside and saw all the lovely illustrations for patterns but I didn’t [...]

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Oh how I adored this fabric when I first set my eyes on it! I couldn’t decide for months on which pattern would be better to use with my beloved flamingos. I finally decided to use another awesome vintage pattern reprint from Vogue – a v2961. The real awesomeness of this dress is that it [...]

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