wearing history

I adore rayon! It’s the fabric I most wish would come back into modern fashion. I’m always on the hunt for rayon with a great retro style print and I fell in love with this divine polka dot yardage. It’s the size of the print and the color that make this perfect for late 30s/early [...]

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I love separates! But pretty dresses often distract me…… Today I’ve been good and worn two new me-made separates. The blouse is Butterick 7641 c. 1958. And the shorts are Wearing History’s WWII Overalls pattern. I love the little tab details on this blouse! They give it a bit of a western feel. And I’m [...]

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I’m still plowing on with my attempt to have a completely wearable 1940s wardrobe – either by buying or making the outfits I want need. And the latest gap to be filled – a 1940′s jumper dress! The pattern is Mail Order 2082, and I (hesitantly) used the sweetheart neckline version, with heart patch pockets. [...]

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Sewing pants can be tricky but with the price of repro jeans being sky high, I knew I had to give making my own a chance! This was my first time sewing with denim and it went really well! My machine needed a bit of persuasion to get it to sew pretty buttons in denim [...]

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I’d worn the same Christmas dress for the last few years and decided that I just needed something new this year! I didn’t have any fabric that really screamed Christmas in my stash but I did have some red with black velvet polka dot fabric that was quite festive. I opted for a circle skirt [...]

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I’m slowly trying to build a wardrobe of  ‘wearable’ vintage clothing from the 1940s-early 1950s (SewRetro is great for inspiration). I love this look, its so cute and practical:                           And here’s my version:                   [...]

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My overall opinion – amazing! This is the blouse pattern from Smooth Sailing #1002.                              The blouse fits well (even for a bigger girl) and works for anything from a mid thirties to early forties style. It goes with every high waisted [...]

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