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!
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
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
Awhile back, I was asked to join the Minerva Crafts blog team - a fact that I still find astounding and such a huge honor - I mean, really, little ol' me, the chick who has only been sewing for two years, was asked to join the Minerva Crafts blog team! Wow! I'm absolutely thrilled … Continue reading Ready for a Picnic on the Yellow Brick Road with Minerva Crafts!
Today I am thrilled to be interviewing Molly Hamilton, the amazingly talented and inspiring woman behind the iconic Folkwear sewing pattern company! Folkwear has been on the scene creating gorgeous patterns based on historical and vintage garments from around the world since the 1970's, and they were actually the first vintage inspired sewing patterns I … Continue reading Interview with Molly of Folkwear!
This is just a super quick post/mini review to say that Lauren from Wearing History has just started a podcast and the first episode is up right now! I'm so excited about this podcast - I'm listening to the first episode right now and I love it! Seriously, listening to the Wearing History podcast feels … Continue reading Wearing History Podcast!
What a beautiful day! After the week long absolutely horrible heat wave that made it hard to think, let alone write, we finally have some relief - at least in my city, hopefully in yours too - and it is glorious! But I'm not here to talk about the weather - I wanted to quickly … Continue reading A Project in the Making…