Archive | November, 2010

Yes! 50′s Bolero Pattern, mine all mine

Is this not the coolest vintage 50’s bolero pattern you’ve ever seen? And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I write a post about boleros last week and finding the perfect topper for my growing vintage dress collection and look what popped up in my etsy shop feeds!? This! Instant love! It took me all […]

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Sewing a Waist Stay in a Full-Skirted Dress

Today, I’m adding a waist stay to the Picnic Dress! A lot of you asked me how I did the grosgrain ribbon stay on the Twin Spruce Dress so I hope this post answers your questions! The last time I made this pattern, I followed the directions on the instruction sheet exactly which resulted in […]

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Understitching: A Step-By-Step Demo

Here’s another post for the beginners or semi-beginners out there – all about understitching! I was understitching the facings on the Picnic Dress and paused to take a few photos and write up this quick post. What is understitching? It’s a row of stitching, usually seen on the inside edge of a facing, that is […]

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