velvet

  So, I found this amazing pattern for a smoking jacket from 1951, Butterick 1769. Despite being neither a smoker nor an idle rich guy from a Hollywood melodrama, my Husband decided he needed one in classic satin and quilted velvet. He accompanied me to the fabric store on a Saturday (an event never to [...]

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Very excited to post and share my very first attempt at a classic vintage holiday dress! I have not yet been sewing a full year and have not yet had any lessons, but have had so much fun playing around with vintage and vintage-inspired patterns, and experimenting with different fabrics and designs. This dress is [...]

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Self-drafted hat, using cotton velvet from stash, fully lined with poly lining and decorated with a ‘yoyo’ ¬†of self fabric with a central statement button. The ‘Lucky’ button was found in a biscuit tin by my daughter, at a vintage fair we attended last year. I’m so glad it found a special home! And I’m [...]

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