Do I have better things to do than go on a rant about the Early Spring pattern release from Simplicity? Of course I do, but is that gonna stop me? Nope. Because I just looked through the entire collection and counted eight apron patterns. Yes. You read that correctly. Eight. Apron. Patterns. WTF? Why?! There … Continue reading Simplicity’s Early Spring 2019 Pattern Release: WTF is with all the aprons?!
Awhile back I bought two Ohhh Lulu sewing patterns so I could make myself some lovely vintage inspired undergarments. I was so excited the day I bought the first one, Sarah's high waist Ava panties, that I went straight out and bought supplies at Fabricland, printed the pattern, prepped the pattern and fabric and got … Continue reading In The Pink Room Mini Review
Wow, it feels like forever since I last posted! There's been a lot going on, including a medical scare that temporarily put a halt to all my glorious doll making plans for a week or so (luckily the medical stuff ended up being nothing as scary as the doctor originally thought, but will involve ongoing … Continue reading Making Little Women, Part 4: Progress
Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted! The last few weeks have been incredibly stressful, but the upside of all the stress is that in my down time, I've been doing a lot of sewing to help myself relax. While I have been making myself some clothes, my favourite project … Continue reading Making Little Women (and little clothes!): eVINTAGEpatterns Review
The other day I was browsing through a thrift store a few blocks from my apartment, chatting on the phone with my older sister the whole time and joking that she (and my other sisters) were my "good luck charms" whenever I go thrift shopping. Sure enough I found a small hand full of books … Continue reading Coming Full Circle
Working on those 1970's short shorts I mentioned in my last post, while chilling out with The Beatles and listening to the Magical Mystery Tour album and just had to share this super weird video for Blue Jay Way with all of you. https://youtu.be/Coz0TmK2ZIg I love the absolute weirdness that came out of the 1960's … Continue reading Weirdness Break with The Beatles (and a 1970’s anti-drug PSA!)
I've been working on several 1970's garments using two of the 70's patterns I recently posted about. So Far I've completed a mock up of McCall's 3734, view A, and am nearly finished the shorts pattern from Simplicity 9487. On the weekend one of my sisters and I went fabric shopping and I picked up … Continue reading Sewing Through the 1970’s: fabric and works in progress
Retro With Lana is an online vintage sewing pattern shop based in California and owned and operated by the incredibly sweet Lana! Lana offers an amazing selection of patterns, and you can find anything from vintage (starting in the 1940's!) to modern patterns, and she even carries costume, craft, men's and children's patterns as well! … Continue reading Retro With Lana Review!
For my birthday one of my sisters gave me these amazing vintage magazines and two gorgeous vintage sewing patterns and I wanted to share them with all of you. These magazines are seriously making me wish I had a scanner so I could put them up on the blog in their entirety! This magazine is … Continue reading Vintage Magazines & Sewing Patterns
I've been hanging out (on Youtube, I wish in real life!) with Professor Amanda Hallay and taking a deep dive into 1980's fashion with Ultimate Fashion History: the 1980's, while taking a bit of a break (to get a bite to eat to help combat this awful stomach flu I've had all weekend) from having … Continue reading Ultimate Fashion History, The 1980’s (and the 1990’s!)