Vintage

Pattern Review – Vintage Vogue 8611 (circa 1973)

We’ve been missing Georgia around these parts, she’s been taking a wee (and much deserved) sewing and teaching break. Just back from a relaxing family holiday in exotic Thailand, she popped int last week in her latest dress creation made…

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Butterscotch Pudding? Meet Vintage McCalls 9347

This dress is what I like to call ‘A Nice Save’. Out of curiosity, how often do you believe a garment – mid-construction – may in all likelihood be heading towards the dark destination that is Disasterville (or Wasteoftimetown). And…

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Lappi Indigo Spot Shorts – New Look 6120

Here’s a cute pair of shorts my daughter Gabby finished off at the end of term in her sewing classes with Bernadette Doherty. We had the perfect weather on Good Friday, so these shorts made their debut, down at the…

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Pattern Review – Vintage Simplicity 7454

I’m still here folks! Just been busy with new stock arrivals, enjoying some fine weather (finally!) and sewing up a new dress as well as starting on a quilt project (more on that later). As much as I would like…

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Pattern Review – Vintage Simplicity 6731

My daughter’s other Design and Technology project last year was a 60’s or 70’s inspired dress. It’s already been worn out and about quite a bit. Gabby knew that she wanted it in red and picked out our sandwashed red…

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Vintage Simplicity 7798

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, here’s a little more about my party frock. I’ve had a shift dress on my mind for a while now and then I saw this pic of Gwyneth Paltrow in a trash mag…

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