Polka Dots

I finally finished my playsuit, just in time for the end of summer! I used McCall’s 6331 I actually wanted to make a matching skirt to make it a vintage inspired playsuit ensemble. I switched out the zipper closure in the pattern for bound buttonholes. The blue and white polka dot fabric was super shear [...]

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I’m on a roll with summer sewing, spurred on by the amazing heatwave we are experiencing in the UK. These style dresses are so easy to whip up, especially now that I’ve mastered the fitting on a princess seam bodice. This is the 4th dress I’ve made using this bodice pattern but the only one [...]

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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 [...]

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I made this little top with the free Sorbretto top pattern from Collette.  I used fabric from an estate sale stash and buttons from my retro button jar.  It has a kinda 60′s air to it.  I need some pedal pushers and some Keds!

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After sewing Butterick 4790 a few times, I was really wanting a circle skirt that wasn’t attached to a dress. I’m trying to give myself some separates this time in my sewing, and create some eye-catching yet still versatile pieces to mix and match. I also love red, and polka dots. A week ago I [...]

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Hiii! This dress, made from Mccall’s 6006 (1945) has to be my favourite make so far! I am so so in love with 1940′s Mccall’s patterns – they’re just the best. What I love about this one is – the cool cap sleeves…If you could call them that. Maybe flutter sleeves? The tucks at the [...]

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I had decided a few months ago that I would like to be a 1950′s housewife for Halloween. My reasons were simple- I could use up some of my fabric stash, I’d have a minimum of cost, and I could make a new dress that I could wear any time I wanted, not just for [...]

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