Vintage

My Sundress for September: Vintage McCalls 6587

It seems fitting that on Melbourne’s first really, truly, warm spring day, I present you with my Sundress in September project. I had a couple of sundress options languishing in the pattern stash but this more recent purchase – vintage…

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A (second) Sundress in September

You’ll have to take my word for it that I finished this one in September, being intended as it was for this little sewing incentive that I got going at the start of the month. I may have gone very hard…

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Vintage Style 1944 & A Sundress in September

Back in March, I went and got all deep(ish) and reflective about my pattern collection and the amount of sundress patterns within it. And then winter came and I just went and bought a few more because OF COURSE it makes…

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Pattern Review – Vintage Style 1652

Vintage Pattern Hunting…that’s a legitimate hobby, right? These days, I buy more of those than of the currently-in-print variety. It may be a throwback to my former occupation as a picture researcher but I really do love the whole vintage pattern finding journey –…

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Style 2667 (and pattern hoarding)

Not so long ago I was sorting through my pattern collection, fantasizing…sorry, PLANNING all the things I’m going to make this year, when something occurred to me. There are two garment styles that I’m very much drawn to – shift…

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Vintage Style 2542 silk midi skirt

As a panacea to Melbourne’s coldest winter since 1989, I started this distinctly summer skirt back in late July. The 1978 Style pattern is a beauty and I made up view 1. It was a satisfyingly quick sew, french seams…

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Her birthday, my score (vintage Simplicity 7355)

Over the past few years I’ve had varying degrees of success in sewing up a birthday make for the kidlet. Sometimes I’m late (2012), sometimes I’m early (2013), sometimes I’m slooow (2010, but really it should’ve been 2008) and, judging…

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Pattern Review – Vintage McCall’s 9758

  We went to a wedding this weekend. It was a feast of good food, good wine, good music and big love in glorious surrounds with all of those vital ingredients, in abundance, that make up such a happy occasion….

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