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 ❤
For the last week I've been thinking of taking various Craftsy online sewing classes, but I kept changing my mind - and then I would beat myself up for being indecisive and second guessing myself. It was a bit of a mess, especially over what should have been a real no brainer of a decision! … Continue reading So Exciting!
Dior's iconic Bar suit is an outft I've been thinking of trying to replicate, and I've actually managed to find several sewiing patterns that could go a long way toward helping me with this (much too ambitious for my skill level) project! First, the inspiration: (Click to enlarge images) Gorgeous tailored jacket, and a stunning, … Continue reading Iconic Fashion Inspiration: Dior’s New Look Bar Suit
Talk about early, they're certainly not kidding! But there are some great patterns in this collection from Simplicity and I thought I would share my favourites. First up, Simplicity 8551: I really, really like this tunic dress, especially views A and B! It's cute, loose, and looks comfortable but also has very charming little details … Continue reading Simplicity Early Spring Release!
With the help of the mystical, magical random number generator at random.org, we have a winner for the Mrs. Depew Vintage Giveaway! Yay! Drum roll if you please, Mister Hipster Cat! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=042b-1L7jFE And the winner is Lacey! Congratulations, you lucky gal, I'm so happy for you! I'll be contacting you by email soon! I hope you … Continue reading And the Winner of the Mrs. Depew Vintage Giveaway is….