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?!
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!
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
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'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
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
As you may know (since I won't shut up about it), I've been in the planning stages of making an Art Deco inspired dress as part of a two part project for my birthday coming up in August. I love the style of a lot of dresses from the 1920's and 1930's - the interesting … Continue reading Some of my 1920’s-1930’s Art Deco Dress Inspiration
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
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!