vintage dress.

I sewed this dress as a muslin for the Hollywood Sewalong challenge. This seasons movie theme is The Notebook. I love the pleats and shirtdress style! It’s actually my first successful women’s clothing garment in a decade. I mostly sew for kids. So I’m proud of it even though there’s plenty of room for improvement. [...]

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I’m always cold in the Bay Area, so instead of wishing the weather to be warmer by wearing lightweight cotton dresses, I have decided to be more practical and start making things in flannel and wool. This dress is a wearable muslin I made from an inexpensive cotton flannel that I had in my fabric [...]

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Finally, I have been able to sit down in my studio and get something accomplished! Lately, it’s been all school, work, and no fun. This was a fairly simple garment to make. I thought it was to perfect project to get inspired to work on more challenging items. Something interesting that happened, was me choosing [...]

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  For my sister’s birthday, I decided to make her a dress. Since she’s tiny, I jumped at the chance to bust out some of my smaller sized patterns (I covet size 18′s for myself) with a mod 1960′s silhouette. We decided on Simplicity 7072, which is a simple A line shift with French darts [...]

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I’ve had this gorgeous pattern since July and have been looking for the perfect excuse to make it and what better than a Christmas party at work? The scene is set, there will be a brass quintet and nibbles and drinks in the Atrium of our building, now all I need to do is make [...]

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Hello, it’s my first post here, and my first try of using vintage pattern too.. Where to start? I needed a dress for a rather formal event.. After a lot of pondering and wasting time researching on pinterest and such, I thought I rather fancied this vintage Vogue Couturier Belinda Bellville dress: The problem was [...]

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A while back my Mum’s friend had gifted me some vintage fabric that her mother had in her cupboard. From looking at the fabric I suspect it was from the fifties – the print, the width, the feel, all had 1950’s written all over it. Lucky for me there was about 4 metres of it [...]

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For this dress I used vintage pattern Simplicity 4432.  From what I could glean on the internet (and correct me if I am wrong) this pattern is from the early 60′s. I used 100% cotton of course! It was a piece of fabric I fell in love with on a recent trip to Oregon. It [...]

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          Hey girl, Iì’ got the pattern of this lovely floral dress form a cute dress I think from the ’60, I’ve bought it but it fit me too small!!:( So I re-made it in my size!!Hope you like it!!

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I ventured out of my comfort zone for my first ever pencil skirt and first time using printed fabric for the Mad Men Challenge. I used McCall’s 6449, and it was nearly perfect. I was terribly nervous nothing was going to fit, but it fits me exactly. I did make a tiny inch extension in [...]

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