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!)
I have a few patterns from the 1980's and 1990's that have certainly more than earned a public shaming. These are patterns that fell into my lap, and not only will I never sew them, but I haven't even been able to give these things away. What on earth were people thinking in the 80's … Continue reading The Fashion Hall of Shame: A Public Service Announcement from The Pretty and the Kitsch
AHemPatterns is an online sewing pattern shop based out of Edmonton, Alberta and run by the lovely Brianna Hellum! Brianna is a fellow seamstress and vintage fashion lover, with a huge selection of patterns in her shop from the 1940's all the way to the present day. You can find patterns for anything from clothing … Continue reading AHemPatterns Review!
I picked up these cute vintage sewing items a little while back but never got around to posting them (what with all the recent drama in my life!), so I thought I would share them with you today in a sort of mini-post. I also (much more recently) was given some amazing vintage patterns and … Continue reading (Semi) Recent Vintage Finds
Heart of Haute* (who I recently became affiliated with!) is having a Labour Day sale, where you can get 15% off on selected items** using the code LABORDAY until September 3rd at 11:59pm PST! If I weren't currently saving my money to splurge on fabric, I know exactly what I would buy during this sale … Continue reading Heart of Haute Labor Day Sale!
I've been meaning to write this post for what feels like forever now - I sure know I kept promising to write it, but I kept putting it off for one reason or another, as seems to be my way the last week or so! Today I told myself I was going to sit down … Continue reading My Singer 403A, AKA Emma Peel and Sewing Projects in the Works