Vintage Sewing

southwestern-ish dress

By on April 6, 2012

i think that like, 90% of the posts i make are from the same sewing pattern… and today isn’t going to be an exception! i made this little dress last night from simplicity 4637, and am having a pretty hard time deciding if i like it or not.

i just stared at it on the dress form for like, an hour last night… it was weird. so today i dressed it up with a big buckle and cowboy boots and i think i like it a little bit more, but i’m STILL not totally sold…

basically, i live with a boy and he is NO help. everything i make he says, “that looks great, honey!” so i would like some honest girl opinions please. what do you think?

thanks for your help! as always, more on my blog!


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1950s | 1960s

Sewing Like a Champ

By on March 20, 2012

hey guys and gals!
it’s been a little while since i posted, so i just wanted to share a few new things i’ve been working on between bigger projects! i’ve been sewing like a CHAMP lately!

i made this little dress from simplicity 4637- a pattern i’ve used a few times before, to make my st. patty’s day dress this year:

it’s not green green, but it’s green enough not to get pinched! plus, since it’s nautical themed, i will wear this ALL OF THE TIME!

i also made this little yellow lace dress to wear on a birthday dinner date with my boyfriend’s family. it is from advance 9825.

this little skirt is from butterick 9633…. but the best part about this is the ribbon!

i got the ribbon at a whole sale flower market for CRAZY cheap– super deal of the spring!

and lastly, here is this amazing skirt i just made from an old men’s shirt! it only took about 20 minutes to make, and i am SO summer ready!

so, like always, more on my blog including a few more garments! happy sewing!

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