vintage sewing

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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Hi everyone! This is my first post here, although I’ve commented quite a bit! I thought I’d share a fairly easy dress I made from a Simplicity reproduction retro pattern. So… here goes! I found this pattern at Joann’s and waited until it was on sale to get it. I was a little hesitant about [...]

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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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It’s dark and grey here in London, so I fancied making something highly inappropriate and summery to cheer myself up. Here’s Vogue 8728 to the rescue: I used a lovely poly-cotton from Minerva fabrics with a cute little nautical print:   The dress has a yoke on the front bodice, with a gathered bust section, [...]

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I don’t often get chance to partake in sewing challenges. My own personal sewing list is long enough and even that is jeopardised by work and small people! But this blouse had a decent deadline and an exciting date to wear the finished shirt to. A bowling date with some really cool bloggers at London’s [...]

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October brought me to towards the purple cotton that I had in my stash, lovely against the Autumn colours of red, yellow and brown. I love Autumn, when the leaves turn and the mornings get frosty and you can smell winter is coming. I managed to make myself a dress that Prince would be quite [...]

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A-line dress , based on 1960s retro Simplicity pattern ( n° 7131). I add some changes : bell sleeves  and classic collar . For setting in sleeves (my weak point) , i used the Cat’s tuto  and now , ladies and gentlemen , i can say  loud and clear ” Sleeves aren’t a problem anymore [...]

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A-line dress with raglan sleeves , based on 1967 Simplicity pattern ( n° 7219) I choose the view 2 , without welts and novelty braid trim : the fabric is textured so better for basic shape Remember the fabric found in a yard sales in Champigny Sur Marne : here         

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Hello. This is my first post. I’ve really enjoyed watching all of your projects and it was high time I got in on the fun myself! This is a dress I finished a few months ago. Its only a humble house dress but made up in a lightweight cotton voile I think its pretty darn [...]

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