Do I have better things to do than go on a rant about the Early Spring pattern release from Simplicity? Of course I do, but is that gonna stop me? Nope. Because I just looked through the entire collection and counted eight apron patterns. Yes. You read that correctly. Eight. Apron. Patterns. WTF? Why?! There … Continue reading Simplicity’s Early Spring 2019 Pattern Release: WTF is with all the aprons?!
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!
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!
I finally got around to making Simplicity 8340, one of the very first sewing patterns I ever bought. I made version 2, but without the tie/scarf option. The pattern was easy - minus the oddly shaped darts in the front that really threw me off at first. Here you can kind of see these long … Continue reading Simplicity 8340, A Swinging 60’s Dress Review
I found a few 1970's patterns that have the kind of Biba look I want to attempt to replicate (as mentioned in this post and as well as this one)! The problem is finding them with the right measurements (roughly 32" bust, 26" waist, 34" hips), especially when I can't find some of these patterns … Continue reading So, You Want to Sew Your Own Biba Dress/Thoughts on a Birthday I Never Imagined I’d See
After making a bunch of little doll dresses for my favourite niece awhile back using McCall's 2097, I decided I needed to make her a doll to go with them. I had made her a few dolls before that the dresses would fit, but since she lives out of town and I would be giving … Continue reading McCall’s 2097, Betsy McCall Doll Review
Between losing my mom several years ago and experiencing the grief of pregnancy loss, Mother's Day is definitely not my favourite day of the year, and the constant bombardment of reminders leading up to it always gets me down - but this Mother's Day weekend I found two awesome sewing related things that take a … Continue reading Sewing Related Awesomeness This Mother’s Day Weekend!
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
Over here in my neck of the woods, it's a very gloomy, grey and rainy Sunday, so to brighten the mood, I've decided to announce the winners of the Sewcialite Studio Lucy Pattern Giveaway one day early! The three lucky readers who will be getting a PDF copies of Sewcialite Studio's brand new Lucy pattern … Continue reading Announcing the Winners of the Sewcialite Studio Pattern Giveaway!