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
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!
For my birthday one of my sisters gave me these amazing vintage magazines and two gorgeous vintage sewing patterns and I wanted to share them with all of you. These magazines are seriously making me wish I had a scanner so I could put them up on the blog in their entirety! This magazine is … Continue reading Vintage Magazines & Sewing Patterns
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
AHemPatterns is an online sewing pattern shop based out of Edmonton, Alberta and run by the lovely Brianna Hellum! Brianna is a fellow seamstress and vintage fashion lover, with a huge selection of patterns in her shop from the 1940's all the way to the present day. You can find patterns for anything from clothing … Continue reading AHemPatterns Review!
I picked up these cute vintage sewing items a little while back but never got around to posting them (what with all the recent drama in my life!), so I thought I would share them with you today in a sort of mini-post. I also (much more recently) was given some amazing vintage patterns and … Continue reading (Semi) Recent Vintage Finds
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!
This is just a super quick post/mini review to say that Lauren from Wearing History has just started a podcast and the first episode is up right now! I'm so excited about this podcast - I'm listening to the first episode right now and I love it! Seriously, listening to the Wearing History podcast feels … Continue reading Wearing History Podcast!
When Nanna of How To Do Fashion offered to send me a few of her amazing vintage inspired sewing patterns to try out and review for my blog, I was absolutely thrilled and couldn't wait to get started! The patterns arrived quickly and even came with a sweet note from Nanna and some delicious caramel … Continue reading How To Do Fashion #No. 1 Dragør Review!
I finally got around to making Simplicity 8340, one of the very first sewing patterns I ever bought. I made version 2, but without the tie/scarf option. The pattern was easy - minus the oddly shaped darts in the front that really threw me off at first. Here you can kind of see these long … Continue reading Simplicity 8340, A Swinging 60’s Dress Review