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
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!
Yay! We have a winner for the Holiday Giveaway!! First I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway, it was so wonderful reading all of your comments! Reading about your holiday traditions and memories and getting to know you all a little became a really happy, positive part of … Continue reading Announcing The Winner of The Holiday Giveaway!
My copy of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch arrived and I was so excited - until I realized that the patterns were missing. That was a pretty big disappointment. I was issued a refund for the book, which was good and I definitely appreciated it, but at the same time now … Continue reading A Little Let Down and a Conundrum
Recently I went for a little hunt in the thrift store in my neighborhood - which I really need to visit more often! - and then a few days ago I went fabric shopping. I decided to put my finds from the two separate trips into one post. Thrift Store Finds: This trip was a … Continue reading Fabric Shopping and Thrift Store Hunting
I made another PDF issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode for you all! This one is from January 25th, 1953 and is filled with gorgeous 1950's sewing pattern illustrations, and so much more! I love that these vintage French magazines often included knitting, crochet and embrodery patterns as well, you can usually find … Continue reading Le Petit Echo de la Mode, January 25th, 1953, free PDF
So, as you may know, a few weeks back Butterick released their winter collection. I had a look at all the new patterns when they were released, but only just now got a chance to sit down and write about them! Oops! I'll share the ones that I liked the most with all of you, … Continue reading Butterick Winter Collection Thoughts
I was a little bummed out and dismayed to find that my Craftsy class on Vintage Sewing by Laura Nash didn't include information on how to do a small bust adjustment - as with many classes and resources, the focus was on full bust adjustments. I really wish that had been made a bit … Continue reading Some Video Resources for Small Bust Adjustments
This year has been amazing, in both good and bad ways. There have been so many highs and lows, both personally and on a much more global scale, that it has been hard to take it all in, especially since there were so many times when the negative aspects of this year felt like they … Continue reading Looking back on 2017, and a Holiday Giveaway ❤
For the last week I've been thinking of taking various Craftsy online sewing classes, but I kept changing my mind - and then I would beat myself up for being indecisive and second guessing myself. It was a bit of a mess, especially over what should have been a real no brainer of a decision! … Continue reading So Exciting!