Everyday Women of the 1920’s

When a lot of people think of 1920's fashion, they probably picture something a little like this... But not all women dressed like the stereotypical "flapper" - and not all flapper dresses or outfits fit into this image, either. The 1920's had a wonderful array of styles - and some women during the 20's even … Continue reading Everyday Women of the 1920’s

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Interview with Samantha of fortyvenus!

This week I have the huge pleasure of interviewing the lovely and incredibly talented Samantha of fortyvenus, a graphic and fabric designer! Sam's designs are absolutely gorgeous and I'm dying to get my hands on her amazing fabric - quite a suitable response, given they are inspired by the Queen of Crime herself, Agatha Christie … Continue reading Interview with Samantha of fortyvenus!

So, You Want to Sew Your Own Biba Dress/Thoughts on a Birthday I Never Imagined I’d See

I found a few 1970's patterns that have the kind of Biba look I want to attempt to replicate (as mentioned in this post and as well as this one)! The problem is finding them with the right measurements (roughly 32" bust, 26" waist, 34" hips), especially when I can't find some of these patterns … Continue reading So, You Want to Sew Your Own Biba Dress/Thoughts on a Birthday I Never Imagined I’d See

The Dunrich School Of Dressmaking, 1940s Pattern Drafting & Dressmaking Booklet

Today I found The Dunrich School of Dressmaking, a lovely 1940's booklet on dressmaking and pattern drafting on the National Library of Australia's website and just had to share it with all of you! (Read it online or download your very own copy here!) To use this book to draft sewing patterns, you will need … Continue reading The Dunrich School Of Dressmaking, 1940s Pattern Drafting & Dressmaking Booklet