New Vintage Vogues: As Good as the Originals?

Since we’ve been talking about vintage patterns this week, I thought I’d talk about vintage re-issue patterns today. Recently, my mom picked up a few Vintage Vogue patterns she thought I’d like. Thanks, Mom! Does she know me or what? I love these! The detailing on the dress is fabulous, and the suit is oh-so-elegant.The […]

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Vogue 8769: So that’s how it goes together!

I love reading pattern instructions. Especially complex or vintage patterns. (Or complex vintage patterns.) How did they do that? How do all of those flat pieces of fabric combine to form a finished garment? I’m always curious to read how they come together! Like this dress: Vogue 8769. This is the one I traced off […]

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Presenting the next pattern… the Crescent Skirt!

I’m thrilled to introduce the next pattern from Sewaholic Patterns: the Crescent Skirt! It’s a fantastic gathered skirt, that’s both flattering to wear and easy to sew! Here’s the envelope front: And here’s the finished skirt! This is View B, the fully gathered skirt in the shorter length, with optional trim added along the yoke […]

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How to Sew On a Button

Using the Tartan Plaid Cape as an example, let me show you how to sew on a button! It’s the ‘joke’ task, when people talk about not knowing how to sew, they say they can’t even sew on a button. It’s amazing that people will throw out perfectly good suits, coats, and trousers, all because […]

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