For the holidays I got a small box of vintage sewing patterns from the 1940's and 1950's, most of which were sadly without their pattern envelopes, but still incredibly awesome. A little while ago I decided to try using one of the patterns, Simplicity 4928, to make a blouse. This is my envelope-orphaned version, in … Continue reading Simplicity 4928, a Vintage Blouse
In 1948 Dior was really hitting his stride and creating some incredibly special garments. In this post, I will be focusing on three of those garments, starting with the Diamant Noir cocktail dress. This amazing confection was made of burgundy changeant silk taffeta - and when I call it a confection, I mean … Continue reading Dior Sunday: 1948
This is one of the last issues from my collection of vintage French women's magazines, sadly! At least for now. 🙂 Click here to download. I hope you enjoy it!
This sewing and dressmaking book is absolutely marvelous, for the 1920's illustrations alone! Seriously, check these images out: If you'd like to read the book (or just use those gorgeous illustrations for inspiration!) you can check it online or download a copy for yourself here!
Awhile back I made a third version of my Lady Marlowe Simplicity 3356 1940's blouse! I love this blouse so much. Once again I used vintage stretch lace, buttons and bias binding on this blouse. I love the fabric, the buttons and how this whole project came together. I still haven't gotten around to learning … Continue reading Lady Marlowe’s Simplicity 3356 Take Three!
For the next few weeks I will be posting some of my favourite Dior dresses (and suits!), with images taken primarily from the very amazing Christian Dior book put out by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and written by Richard Martin and Harold Koda, photographed by Karin L. Willis, published in 1996. This week's post … Continue reading Dior Sunday: 1947
I made another PDF of one of the issues of Le Petit Echo de la Mode from my collection, and I hope that you all enjoy it! Just click here to download! Have a lovely weekend!
Just after the holidays I placed a large order with Lakeview Fabrics. Normally, I don't buy fabric online - this is actually only the second time I've bought fabric from any online seller! But before I ever even got my first sewing machine, I had drawn a design for a 1950's New Look-esque dress that … Continue reading Lakeview Fabrics Review
Today I have another lovely sewing book courtesy of archive.org for you all! Don't you just love this beautiful cover? It's wonderful!! If you'd like to check it out, just click here and you can read it online or download your own copy! 🙂 I hope you enjoy this awesome sewing book!
Happy New Year everyone!! I have a really great interview to kick off 2018 and I'm very excited about it!! For my first interview of the year I'm speaking with the awesome Kate of Phonograph Fashions! Kate is one super cool and incredibly creative woman who makes beautiful vintage inspired clothing and her creativity doesn't … Continue reading Interview With Kate of Phonograph Fashions