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Costume or Clothing? Some of Our Favorite Outfits!

Costume or Clothing? Some of Our Favorite Outfits!

Happy Halloween, Everyone! To celebrate, I searched the archives for some of our favorite costume-meets-clothing outfits! Along the way, I got to relive super fun memories and collaborations from past blog posts! (Click on the headings or photos to see the original posts and projects!) […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1940s Dress From Fitted Sheet

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1940s Dress From Fitted Sheet

Weeks of shelter-in-place have gotten me thinking about other tough times in recent history. The Great Depression and World War II come to mind right away. Creative ladies REALLY had to be resourceful during those times of small budgets, shortages, and rationing! With our fabric […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Scrap Stash Projects

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Scrap Stash Projects

This shelter-in-place business has definitely made me get creative with what projects I tackle and what supplies I use! My craft, refashioning, and fabric scrap stashes are finally being put to the good use they deserve! Today’s post is all about that scrap stash! It’s […]

Holiday Accessories: 1940’s Style!

Holiday Accessories: 1940’s Style!

Merry Christmas, Everyone! To celebrate, I’m sprucing up a refashioned dress with homemade accessories, just like they might have done in the 1940’s! I searched my craft store for vintagey silk poinsettias and holly, shoe clips, pin backings, hair clips, felt, and glue! I tackled […]

DIY Fashion: 1980’s to 1940’s Dress

DIY Fashion: 1980’s to 1940’s Dress

  Ever notice how old clothes often reflect trends from the even more distant past? Take dresses from the 1980’s, for example. Many of them are basically replaying the greatest hits of the 1890’s, 1920’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s, albeit with the addition of synthetic lace, […]