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Glitz, glamour and silly headpieces, that’s what! My home town Stockholm, Sweden, is blessed with a great burlesque club, Fräulein Frauke Presents, housed in one of the city’s classic dance palaces with quite the bad reputation back in the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Their annual New Year’s masquerade is the perfect  opportunity to break your [...]

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I don’t often get chance to partake in sewing challenges. My own personal sewing list is long enough and even that is jeopardised by work and small people! But this blouse had a decent deadline and an exciting date to wear the finished shirt to. A bowling date with some really cool bloggers at London’s [...]

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It is jacket weather for sure in the UK and a damn fine excuse to put this pattern to work. It has been patient enough! Such a simple one to make but beware, there is a lot of hand-sewing involved which makes it very time consuming. I used an inexpensive wool blend for the outer [...]

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Hi everybody ! Today, a little denim skirt with red on it ! With this project I aimed to make myself a second skirt that fits perfectly, such as the vintage flower skirt made last july did. At the same time, I wanted to refashion these kind-of-old trousers of my boyfriend. See more pics and [...]

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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 used the bodice section from Simplicity 2442 for this dress but omitted the rouched layer on the midriff. The fabric was far too busy to add any more detail! The midriff really does give a flattering shape. It’s one of my favourite vintage-style features. The straps on this pattern curve inwards to create a [...]

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I really enjoy making small cocktail hats and other heavily decorated things to wear on my head. It’s the perfect pleasure project, in many ways; I can whip them up quite fast, usually these things come together for specific parties, they generally don’t require a lot of material, there’s very little fitting, lining and other [...]

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Hello everyone! My name is Milena, and this is my first post.. I’m very exited and sooo happy to meet you all..! Been meaning to introduce myself for a while now, but wanted to wait for something special.. I think this is it..:) Gertie (aka Gretchen Hirsch from The Blog For Better Sewing) unknowingly played a [...]

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I was very excited to make this dress. Its ironic that the 1940s is one of my favorite eras and I haven’t successfully made an authentic forties dress before this one. I used vintage vouge 2787. I love the S-shape on the front! That was what originally drew me to this pattern. The pattern was straightforward and [...]

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I’ve been sitting on this pattern for quite a while but I finally found the time to make it! I had some red polyester twill lying around, which was intended for another project, but didn’t work out. So I decided to put it to good use. And here it is:   It’s such a lovely, [...]

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