- Self drafted kimono sleeve bodice and mandarin collar. – Simplicity 2180 vintage fifties dress pattern used for skirt. Lots more pictures and construction deets on my blog


My mother has seen my love affair with vintage patterns grow ever stronger, and she now thinks of me during her frequent trips to antique shops along the Oregon coast. These small town shops have amazing treasures that are far less picked over than what you’d find in Portland vintage shops, and at far better [...]


(I’ve been admiring everyone’s posts on this site for ages but am only just now getting around to posting myself. Thanks for your beautiful and inspiring craftswomanship!) This is my second time using Butterick 3114, a sixties style shift dress I purchased from I was a little unconventional and used shirt weight Pendelton wool. [...]


Hi! I just finished Burda 8995. It’s a sweet sixties inspired sheath dress with a shortie jacket top. This pattern is no longer in print, but it is not old. This was a great pattern to work with, and both the dress and the jacket were easy to make. The cotton barkcloth fabric heightens the [...]