Hello there! I’m a new contributor, but a long time reader! My name is Melody and I blog over on Bourbon and Bras, where I make vintage-inspired clothing to better my sewing skills. It’s nice to finally take the plunge in contributing, and I hope through this I can get a lot of tips and [...]


Hi Everyone!  I have been a lurker on here for a while and this is my first post.   I fell in love with this barbie as soon as she was released and decided to make myself a Christmas dress inspired by her. I used Butterick 5556, a retro pattern from 1955, and altered the [...]


Hi Everyone! I went to a friend’s wedding in Margaret River (Western Australia) at the beginning of December. I had the crazy idea of making my dress to wear. First foray into formal wear was a bit of a hit and a bit of a miss!! Check out more pics over at my blog Kitty’s [...]