Vintage Sewing

just saying hello

December 15, 2011

hi i am new to this site, i have been sewing for as long as i can remember, i don’t know where it came from as my mum never stitched!!

i love it sew much i’ve made it my career and i teach the technical side on a a Costume for performance degree in London, I have an obsession with 1940’s and 1950’s fashions and where them whenever i can (hubbie doesn’t get it) and i have recently set up a website and little business making ‘new vintage’ for others, or offering to teach them to make it for them selves…that lead into going to vintage fairs and selling vintage sewing baskets and haberdasery..proberbly not a good idea as i end up buying more than i sell…

i have a large collection of vintage sewing patterns from 1930’s to 1970’s…ok i’ll admit there’s even a couple of 80’s in there, but thats only because you never know when you might need them…if i can be of help to anyone on here please dont hesitate to ask 🙂 jax

  1. Popped over to your website, great to hear you took a stand at a vintage fair, well done. Hope all is going well, nice to have you with us all at wesewretro. Busy stitching some more corsages today, not very Christmassy maybe …

  2. thankyou for the comment, i wasn’t sure id made it on here…finding it a little hard to find my way around 🙂 but i hope to get more involved, your little corsages are very pretty and i love your sweet dog…don’t you just love a crafty find in an old book?…i have been asked to do a couple of small workshops at a vintage fair in march and i have to come up with a 15min workshope on vintage trimming??? been having lots of thoughts just need the time to work on them all…i am trying to finish a 1940’s coat for a lady but i am having trouble getting the sleeves in , it’s corderouy and the grooves keep working against each other…so will proberbly have to hand sew them in tomorrow :0

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