Yes, I'm totally lumping McCall's, Butterick's and Vogue's Spring 2018 vintage offerings into one post, because there wasn't really enough I was excited about from each individual brand. McCall's: There are no vintage reissues from McCall's, but they do have some lovely historical sewing patterns. I would love to be able to make historical garments, … Continue reading Spring 2018 Vintage Patterns from McCall’s, Butterick and Vogue
I know, I know, the new Simplicity patterns have been out for a little while now and I'm a bit late - but better late than never! Simplicity's Spring 2018 release has several vintage reissues, so obviously I'm very happy about that and my favourites will probably come as no surprise at all! Simplicity 8591: … Continue reading Favourite Patterns from Simplicity’s Spring 2018 Release
Lately I've been in pretty desperate need of a trip to the fabric store so that I can sew a bunch of projects I have mentally lined up, but for one reason or another I haven't had a chance to make the trip out. In the meantime, to satisfy my need for sewing projects, I've … Continue reading Pretty Small Things: Vintage Doll Dresses (McCall’s 2097 Review)
I'm incredibly thrilled about this week's interview with Reagan, the bad ass vintage loving babe behind Sewcialite Studio, an up and coming vintage inspired sewing pattern company that I'm very excited about! I hope you all enjoy this interview and don't forget to enter the giveaway that Reagan has so generously offered to sponsor! 😀 … Continue reading Interview & Giveaway with Reagan of Sewcialite Studio!
This post has been in the works for quite awhile now! In the past (and more recently) I've heard from other vintage loving gals about how hard it can be to find vintage clothing or sewing patterns if you are plus sized. I would look around to see if there was a list of resources … Continue reading Plus Size Vintage Sewing & Fashion Resources! ❤
I'll start this review off by saying that I have a love hate relationship with this pattern. I love the pattern itself, but I absolutely hate the instructions. Some people would probably have an easier time with them than I did, but I there were some steps I had to read over a number of … Continue reading Butterick BP255 (Out of Print Lifestyle Wardrobe Pattern) Review, Part One
Awhile back I said I would post all of the 1940's/1950's patterns from the box I got over the holidays and now I'm finally getting around to it! Like last weekend, there won't be a Dior Sunday post (sorry!), with everything that has been happening in my life the last two weeks I just haven't … Continue reading From the box of vintage sewing patterns…
This is the last issue of Le Petit Echo de la mode, at least for awhile. I really hope you all enjoy it and that you've been enjoying these PDFs of vintage French magazines! As always, click here to download.
This is the second to last issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode in my collection of vintage French magazines, at least for now. I hope you all enjoy it! Click here to download.
The pants, oh god, the pants! Luckily I made these knowing that at best they would be a wearable muslin/toile, at worst...well, an UNwearable muslin/toile. My first mistake was using a maternity pattern, which I am definitely not in need of. But I thought the pattern looked super cute and I would be able to … Continue reading In Which I Regret My Life/Sewing Choices: Butterick 2005, Vintage Trousers/Overalls