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Costume or Clothing? Sewing a 1920s Kimono-Style Coat

Costume or Clothing? Sewing a 1920s Kimono-Style Coat

October means it’s costume season, AND the holidays are coming! Obviously, this is the perfect time to show your vintage flare! But have you ever put together the perfect retro outfit, only to discover that the weather didn’t agree with your fashion choice? With temperatures […]

Costume or Clothing: 1930s Hooverette Dress

Costume or Clothing: 1930s Hooverette Dress

It’s Costume Season!!! It’s also a time of pandemics and economic poopiness… What’s a girl to do? Time to sew a dress- obviously! But not just any dress. It’s time to make a dress like those worn by women living in another troubled time- the […]

Socially Distant Regency Dress

Socially Distant Regency Dress

As our dear readers know, I have long had an interest in Regency fashion, mostly because Elizabeth Bennet is a badass. My first project, though not historical, was so much fun to wear that I resolved to try a historical dress pattern! Unfortunately, after my […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1920s Loungewear!

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1920s Loungewear!

Anyone else been tempted by those loungewear adds popping up everywhere? The past weeks have definitely been THE time to wear one’s lounge-ables! While I am still eying a few pairs of joggers, the adds got me thinking. My first thought was “I should make […]

Little Women Tribute

Little Women Tribute

Inspiration for today’s post comes from the recent film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women! As soon as I heard about the upcoming movie, I mentally began planning a costume tribute! A good deal of my Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks were required for these […]

Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume

Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume

Sewing… It’s a journey. You never know what you’ll be inspired to make next! You probably remember my first foray into a “very easy” Vogue pattern this summer. Several days and two dresses later, I had a wearable fit-and-flare dress that you can see in […]

The One Hour Dress: Day 2

The One Hour Dress: Day 2

As you may conclude from the title of this and last week’s posts, the vintage “One Hour Dress” pattern has required more time than its name would suggest. Since I have much to learn about sewing, I have chalked this and several similar projects up […]

The One Hour Dress: Day 1

The One Hour Dress: Day 1

One of my summer goals has been the improvement of my sewing-the-right-way-from-a-real-pattern-instead-of-winging-it skills. Accordingly, I researched patterns know for simplicity and raided my fabric stash. A week, many youtube videos, lots of clipped thread, and a certain amount of sweat later, I had learned a […]