1950s | 1960s

puppy dress!

By on February 8, 2012

one day, i will start making things that are more appropriate for a girl my age to wear, but that isn’t today! so here is my latest version of simplicity 4270!

the fabric is something i picked up a while back at a market a few towns over…. and the trim and buttons are things i had laying around! the buttons actually aren’t functional on this, as right now i only have a straight stitch machine, and none of my button hole attachments are working, AND there is no way in hell i am hand sewing THAT many buttonholes with my crazy mystery diagnosis arm problems!

this is probably the 5th or 6th time i have used this pattern… and really it won’t be my last. at all.
so, as always more on my blog!


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Vintage Sewing

all these dresses and it only took 900 pots of coffee

By on October 25, 2011

well, i have been a busy, busy girl this month! in addition to my normal load of halloween and ren fair costumes, i also get ready to participate in a big makers market in the middle of the month! unfortunately the market got cancelled due to rain (in texas! woop! it was worth it) so i have all these dresses waiting in my closet for the next market in november! all of the dresses are 100% recycled, from the fabric to the zippers, and all (but one) are from vintage patterns!

ok, so before you look, know this-
i whipped these all out PLUS about 10 more pieces AND taught my friend kiki how to silk screen in only 36 hours! HOLLAAAAAAAAA! it was the most incredibly productive day without sleep of all time!

simplicity 9152 

simplicity 4270 

mccalls 7647

advance 9648

simplicity 4270 

mccalls 4003

simplicity 3430

so i’m pretty happy with how these all came out! a few are up in my etsy store, and i already sold the star wars dress and the pretty red tweed dress! i have a few more dresses i need to post, so as sooooon as i’m done with laundry, ill hop on it!

more on my blog as usual!

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