Reproduction

I made this beret as a part of The Historical Sew Fortnightly 2014 and this is the first challenge I have completed. It is a  wool beret in pink/rust tartan and the pattern is The Three Hour Beret, a reproduction pattern from New Vintage Lady, dating from the early 1940’s.  I have wanted to do this beret for [...]

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Ooh my it’s been awhile since I’ve posted an actual project! This item is a reproduction of Biba’s Pink Gingham dress

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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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I made myself a vintage 1920s swimsuit using Vintage Fashion Library 145, which is a reproduction of Simplicity 7041: I made the one-piece with scoop back, using some lightly textured, black swimwear fabric and matching white fabric for a contrast belt. The repro is a B38, so I needed to grade it down to fit [...]

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  Being a fashion designer has it’s advantages. Creating your favorite version of sailor pants in a summer corduroy is one of them. After much pattern searching and coming up empty-handed, I decided to work off of my vintage wool sailor pants. I found a great piece of military blue corduroy at the local goodwill, [...]

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Hello everyone! I don’t have a finished garment to show for this post, but am taking the opportunity of giving a heads-up to anyone who might be interested in following my next big sewing adventure. Because I’m married to a member of the Canadian Military (yup – we have one!) I have the opportunity to [...]

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Hello. This is my first post. I’ve really enjoyed watching all of your projects and it was high time I got in on the fun myself! This is a dress I finished a few months ago. Its only a humble house dress but made up in a lightweight cotton voile I think its pretty darn [...]

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I swooned when I saw this dress over at ButchWax Vintage – it’s divine! It would be perfect for weddings, parties and picnics – every occasion, but such a tiny waist!                       I knew I needed to make my own (modest) version if I was [...]

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Hi fellow sewers!!! I am currently in Year 12 and am studying Textiles & Design. For the HSC, we are required to make an item/s. I absolutely LOVE vintage things, especially fashion/hairstyles/makeup. My grandmothers fabulous dresses in the 1940s/50s/60s have inspired me to make this Vogue dress, a pair of white satin gloves and a [...]

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Hello again from SUNNY England, yes it was actually sunny today … some of you who catch my page on facebook know that i am making a 1950s dress for Twinwood , this is a vintage festival in Bedford England the last three days of August…great fun 1940s and 1950s big dress up party… You [...]

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