I’ve been sewing and knitting again and have added two new basics to my wardrobe. The skirt is made from green twill and McCall’s 7032. The sweater vest is a sports vest made from a 40s pattern in A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. It was quite fun to knit up. I also opted to [...]


I decided upon a 1930′s style skirt (inspired of Sew Vera Venus post of many P’s). I started using the pencil skirt pattern I used last time from Gertie’s new book for better sewing but modified it slightly. So I changed the front pattern peice so it was cut not on the fold & added [...]


I always have a project in mind for a dance outfit. And I saw a post today on a blog highlighting another post about the outfits in stage door. ¬†Ginger Rogers in Stage Door ¬† I like the thought of a ‘playsuit’ but with a matching detachable skirt. As I’d wear it purely for dancing [...]


day two of my end-of-the-year UFO parade. Pattern Description: Simplicity 2312; ca. 1930s; Misses’ and Women’s Blouse and Skirt. The blouse has a built-up neckline, turned back to form revers and gathers below the shoulder yoke. The sleeves may be long or short and the optional peplum may be in either of two lengths. The [...]


This is one item from my current project list, an all-new wardrobe for Autumn. It is a black and white plaid jumper or suspender skirt, for which I took inspiration from various 1950s patterns.   I drafted the pattern myself, starting with my half-circle skirt as a base. I divided the skirt into four panels [...]