Sewing Through the 1970’s: fabric and works in progress

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

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Retro With Lana Review!

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!

The Fashion Hall of Shame: A Public Service Announcement from The Pretty and the Kitsch

I have a few patterns from the 1980's and 1990's that have certainly more than earned a public shaming. These are patterns that fell into my lap, and not only will I never sew them, but I haven't even been able to give these things away. What on earth were people thinking in the 80's … Continue reading The Fashion Hall of Shame: A Public Service Announcement from The Pretty and the Kitsch

Interview with Molly of Folkwear!

Today I am thrilled to be interviewing Molly Hamilton, the amazingly talented and inspiring woman behind the iconic Folkwear sewing pattern company! Folkwear has been on the scene creating gorgeous patterns based on historical and vintage garments from around the world since the 1970's, and they were actually the first vintage inspired sewing patterns I … Continue reading Interview with Molly of Folkwear!