polka dot

I have developed a passion for polka dots and it is all down to this dress: Do you ever have times where things just come together perfectly when sewing? When you haven’t done anything differently, but things just seem to… well…work! Well I appear to be having one of those times in life where exactly [...]

{ 8 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’d worn the same Christmas dress for the last few years and decided that I just needed something new this year! I didn’t have any fabric that really screamed Christmas in my stash but I did have some red with black velvet polka dot fabric that was quite festive. I opted for a circle skirt [...]

{ 1 comment }

This blouse was such an easy make. And it is such a comfortable and flattering style. I’m not sure what era it is. Im thinking 1950s but I always struggle to find a date on vintage patterns. Does anyone know? The pattern description reads: “Wing collared blouses for casual and dress-up occasions” and I think [...]

{ 25 comments }

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 [...]

{ 4 comments }