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
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! ❤
Awhile back I made a third version of my Lady Marlowe Simplicity 3356 1940's blouse! I love this blouse so much. Once again I used vintage stretch lace, buttons and bias binding on this blouse. I love the fabric, the buttons and how this whole project came together. I still haven't gotten around to learning … Continue reading Lady Marlowe’s Simplicity 3356 Take Three!
Yay! We have a winner for the Holiday Giveaway!! First I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway, it was so wonderful reading all of your comments! Reading about your holiday traditions and memories and getting to know you all a little became a really happy, positive part of … Continue reading Announcing The Winner of The Holiday Giveaway!
First off I wanted to say that I've really been enjoying reading all of the entries for the Holiday Giveaway! It's so wonderful reading about everyone's holiday traditions and memories. 🙂 If you haven't had a chance to enter yet, be sure to check out this post, as the giveaway ends on December 30th at … Continue reading Ring in the New Year 1950’s Style!
My copy of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch arrived and I was so excited - until I realized that the patterns were missing. That was a pretty big disappointment. I was issued a refund for the book, which was good and I definitely appreciated it, but at the same time now … Continue reading A Little Let Down and a Conundrum
So, as you may know, a few weeks back Butterick released their winter collection. I had a look at all the new patterns when they were released, but only just now got a chance to sit down and write about them! Oops! I'll share the ones that I liked the most with all of you, … Continue reading Butterick Winter Collection Thoughts
This year has been amazing, in both good and bad ways. There have been so many highs and lows, both personally and on a much more global scale, that it has been hard to take it all in, especially since there were so many times when the negative aspects of this year felt like they … Continue reading Looking back on 2017, and a Holiday Giveaway ❤