I picked out fabric for Vogue 8769! Your fabric suggestions on the original post were fantastic. I loved the idea of tweeds, of rich jewel tones of navy or blues, and of linens for summer. While I look forward to warmer days and light linen dresses, it’s still far from summer here! So for a […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is a first for me – tracing off a vintage pattern. Usually, I cut right into the pattern. (Sorry to all of the vintage-pattern lovers that just choked on their coffee!) I make my alterations directly onto the tissue, even if I slash and spread the pattern. But for some reason I just can’t […]
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 […]
Happy Friday, everyone! Aren’t you glad it’s the weekend? Today I’m announcing the winner of the 300 Follower Giveaway. Stop in and see if it’s you!
I finished the cape! Here are some photos of the finished Tartan Plaid Cape, made from a vintage pattern from 1964, Simplicity 5669. It’s cosy, warm, and feels fun to wear – like the best mix of comfortable and dramatic. What do you think? I had a hard time styling this cape, mostly because I […]
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 […]