Lately I've been in pretty desperate need of a trip to the fabric store so that I can sew a bunch of projects I have mentally lined up, but for one reason or another I haven't had a chance to make the trip out. In the meantime, to satisfy my need for sewing projects, I've … Continue reading Pretty Small Things: Vintage Doll Dresses (McCall’s 2097 Review)
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 said I would post all of the 1940's/1950's patterns from the box I got over the holidays and now I'm finally getting around to it! Like last weekend, there won't be a Dior Sunday post (sorry!), with everything that has been happening in my life the last two weeks I just haven't … Continue reading From the box of vintage sewing patterns…
This is the last issue of Le Petit Echo de la mode, at least for awhile. I really hope you all enjoy it and that you've been enjoying these PDFs of vintage French magazines! As always, click here to download.
This is the second to last issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode in my collection of vintage French magazines, at least for now. I hope you all enjoy it! Click here to download.
The pants, oh god, the pants! Luckily I made these knowing that at best they would be a wearable muslin/toile, at worst...well, an UNwearable muslin/toile. My first mistake was using a maternity pattern, which I am definitely not in need of. But I thought the pattern looked super cute and I would be able to … Continue reading In Which I Regret My Life/Sewing Choices: Butterick 2005, Vintage Trousers/Overalls
This issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode actually came out on my older sister's birthday - decades before her birth. 😉 So I especially love it. As always, click here to download! I hope you enjoy this week's issue!
Another garment made from the box of vintage patterns I got for Christmas! This one was also without an envelope, but I found an image of the original pattern envelope online: Here is my orphaned copy, in size 14: I made view 3 in a lovely cotton houndstooth fabric. Oof, the facings are a mess, … Continue reading Simplicity 4275, A Vintage Jumper
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!