summer

Hi all and happy Halloween! Here is a circle skirt I made recently to add to my summer wardrobe, They fabric is a hawaiian Rayon/cotton blend, and it’s got lovely airy movement! I was really drawn to the colours and the stormy feel. It’s a little shorter than I wanted, owing to the fact that [...]

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Just a quick post to show off a new top that I’ve made! I just adore this BBQ print fabric. I made a dress from it earlier this year and I just had enough extra fabric to make this sleeveless top. The pattern I used was Advance 8511 but it would be super easy to [...]

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I thought I’d be able to whip this dress out in a couple of days. I’m a bad estimator. From a mail-order pattern from 1936 (maybe Marian Martin, but probably Farm Bureau), the instructions were vague and I figured most of it out on my own. Fabric is cotton voile, very light for summer, with [...]

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I recently made this black Swiss Dot peasant blouse from vintage pattern Butterick 9768. This is the first of many that I am planning on making this summer. The pattern is easy to whip up and looks great with a variety of outfits. I bought the pattern on Etsy and in a size 14 which [...]

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Today I will be showing you a variation on Burda Shift Dress 09/2012 #107 This variation turns the top into a 50s/60s shell style top with a cross back. You can use Burda 09/2012 #107 or Collette patterns Laurel as your base as we only need the front and part of the back of the pattern. If you have another [...]

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I just adore the summer! And when I saw this cute retro 50s inspired BBQ print fabric, I just had to have it! Fabric: quilting cotton ($5/yd) Pattern: Vintage Vogue 2960 Year: 1954 Notions: black piping, covered buttons Hours to complete: 12 First worn: May 2012 Total cost: $30 I’ve seen quite a few versions [...]

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I’ve never been a real big fan of off season sewing because I always want to wear my new creations as soon as they are finished, but I’m so ready for summer that I made an exception for this lovely blouse! It’s Butterick 7328 and has two sleeve options-a cap sleeve and a puff sleeve. [...]

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My extra credit project from the recent Simplicity blog hop, from pattern 2444, a modern pattern based off one from 1964. All the lovely versions floating around in the blogosphere tempted me, so I set aside my usual shyness with full skirts. The fabric is an 80s windfall from my mom’s stash, and I just [...]

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