pleats

I’m finally getting somewhere with my everyday wardrobe. I tend to wear a few favourite garments all the time, and having something like two skirts and three tops that I love to death in constant rotation isn’t really ideal. All those favourites are getting worn out, too. I’m on a complete ban on sewing silly [...]

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I decided to copy cat the 1969 vintage look on the envelope of Vogue pattern 7663.  The short sleeved dress is loose fitting with a dropped waist and front button banded placket, the skirt is one way pleated all around.  I changed the pattern slightly to accommodate my much loved ponte knit fabric. I achieved [...]

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- Self drafted kimono sleeve bodice and mandarin collar. – Simplicity 2180 vintage fifties dress pattern used for skirt. Lots more pictures and construction deets on my blog

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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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I found this home sewn vintage dress in a thrift store recently, and I’d love to see the pattern it was made from if it looks familiar to any of you. I found this similar pattern on the wonderful Vintage Pattern Wiki, and it is close, but no cigar. Here are a few pics of [...]

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This guy nearly never got finished….but i really don’t give up easily. And so I have dubbed it my nemesis, because on so many occasions it nearly bested me, until finally i did it! The pattern is one from the 40s i think although i dont know any more than this- anyone? After all the [...]

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