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
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 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!
This week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Virginie Henzen of Berlin based Tilda Knopf! Virginie is an unbelievably talented fashion designer and makes stunning luxury dresses inspired by the Roaring Twenties that are absolutely to die for! I can't wait for you all to learn more about her amazing work! Tell … Continue reading Interview with Virginie of Tilda Knopf
When Nanna of How To Do Fashion offered to send me a few of her amazing vintage inspired sewing patterns to try out and review for my blog, I was absolutely thrilled and couldn't wait to get started! The patterns arrived quickly and even came with a sweet note from Nanna and some delicious caramel … Continue reading How To Do Fashion #No. 1 Dragør Review!
Wow, I can't believe I've been writing this blog for a whole year now! So much has happened since I first started The Pretty and the Kitsch - I've met so many wonderful people and had so many cool opportunities and it really has been amazing! Funny, considering that when I first started writing I … Continue reading One Year Blog Anniversary! (And a small giveaway)
Today I am thrilled to be interviewing the lovely Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker. Irma is an extremely talented seamstress and her 1930's and 1940's inspired dresses are absolutely amazing. It was so much fun getting to know her and learn more about her work! I hope you all enjoy this interview, and that you … Continue reading Interview With Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker
I know, I know, I keep mentioning that I sewed my first dress and promising to write a post about it, but before I do that, I just have to post about the second dress I've made because I love it so much! My husband and I are going to Comiccon this weekend and my … Continue reading Sewcialite Studio Valerie Dress Review!
Today we have another book from Butterick and archive.org! This time it's The Dressmaker, which was the predecessor to the last Butterick book I posted. 🙂 I hope that you all enjoy it! Just click here to read it online or to download your own copy!