For the holidays I got a small box of vintage sewing patterns from the 1940's and 1950's, most of which were sadly without their pattern envelopes, but still incredibly awesome. A little while ago I decided to try using one of the patterns, Simplicity 4928, to make a blouse. This is my envelope-orphaned version, in … Continue reading Simplicity 4928, a Vintage Blouse
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!
A few weeks ago I made this holiday inspired skirt. It's just a very basic gathered skirt made from a quilting cotton, but I really love wearing it and it was a lot of fun to make! (Please excuse the ridiculous amount of white cat hair on this black skirt! No matter how much I … Continue reading A Kitschy Holiday Themed Skirt & Vintage Simplicity 6367 ❤
I made another PDF issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode for you all! This one is from January 25th, 1953 and is filled with gorgeous 1950's sewing pattern illustrations, and so much more! I love that these vintage French magazines often included knitting, crochet and embrodery patterns as well, you can usually find … Continue reading Le Petit Echo de la Mode, January 25th, 1953, free PDF
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 ❤
My copy of this issue of Le Petit Echo De La Mode is unfortunately incomplete, but the fashion illustrations are absolutely beautiful and I love looking at the 1930's dresses! Since I love these so much, I thought you guys might like them too, so I made another PDF to share with you! Just click … Continue reading Le Petit Echo De La Mode, July 19th, 1936 Free Download!
I've sewn many a pair of pajama bottoms since I started sewing, but last week I decided I wanted to sew something a little more classic in the way of sleepwear, so out came my battered second hand copy of Simplicity 2777! And the lovely fabric picture above, which I believe is a rayon challis, … Continue reading Simplicity 2777, A Very Vintage Nightgown
Today's PDF is the last issue of Mode Du Jour in my collection! Just like the last two, this one is in two parts. I really love the clothes in this issue, especially the little Sailor blouse/skirt combo that is very briefly featured! You know me and vintage Sailor-style clothing! Click here for part Mode … Continue reading Mode Du Jour, May 20th, 1954 free download!
Yay for another issue of Mode Du Jour and another peek into French fashion from 1954! As with last week's issue, this weeks issue has been split into two PDFs due to my program's unfortunate 30 page page limit. Click here for part one and here for part two! I hope you liked this week's … Continue reading Mode Du Jour, April 8th, 1954 free download!
Wow, watching this lady whipping up a gorgeous 1940's dress is so awesome! She definitely makes it look easy! I hope you all enjoy this sweet British Pathé video. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QsMYjeNJhU