ric-rac

I posted a while back about a 1950s style patio skirt I made and I finally got around to making the matching blouse to go with it! I used Butterick 7328 for the blouse and added ric rac trim to match the skirt. I did a circle of red, then gold, the red again ric [...]

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Do you ever get a really crazy idea? About a week before I left for vacation, a friend gave me some old curtains left in their new house by the previous owners. They were a bright sunny yellow and I just knew it would be perfect for a 1950s patio dress. And I decided that [...]

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I now present to you my 1940′s dress for Sew for Victory. It’s from Hollywood Patterns (No. 855), from May 1942, endorsed by Betty Grable of 20th Century Fox.  It was my first time using an original 1940′s pattern, which was a fun experience. I’m actually a bit disappointed by the dress, mostly because I was [...]

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