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Sewing a Pinafore Dress: Academia-inspired!

Sewing a Pinafore Dress: Academia-inspired!

Today’s project is another mashup of old and new! I’m using a vintage pattern from the 1940’s and tweaking it into my version of the “academia” aesthetic! Will this pinafore dress fit best with the dark academia, light academia, or cottagecore trends? I’m not sure, […]

Linen Peasant Blouse (for fall!)

Linen Peasant Blouse (for fall!)

I’ve been craving fall sewing projects lately! (Ya’ with me?!) Since the season has now officially arrived, it’s time to let our fall flags fly! 🙂 I’m starting off by making a simple, linen peasant blouse that I hope will become a closet staple! I […]

Sewing a Pinafore Dress (for my birthday!)

Sewing a Pinafore Dress (for my birthday!)

Special occasions call for special outfits, and what’s better than a DIY dress?! 🙂 My birthday is the perfect excuse to try a vintage pattern for a pinafore dress from the 1940s! I even have the perfect retro fabric, a remnant from my childhood! Join […]

Rainbow Gingham Dress DIY

Rainbow Gingham Dress DIY

The time is right, Crafters! Time to make something wild and crazy and fun and (only slightly) ridiculous! Why? Because it’s 2021, so why not?! 🙂 Get all the bright-colored fabric you can find and join me for the sewing adventure! I began with inspiration […]

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1950s Style!

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1950s Style!

It’s hard to not get inspired by spring! The temperatures are warming up, while all the plants are leafing and blooming like crazy! I am officially ready to bring out my spring/summer dresses for a day in the sun! Or I could make dresses… that’s […]

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1970s Style!

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1970s Style!

Today’s project is inspired by both cottagecore aesthetics AND fashion from the 1970s! What do these things have in common?? Let’s pick a vintage pattern, iron lots of cute fabric, and find out! Come along for the sewing adventure! 🙂 I started off with a […]

Holiday Loungewear: Flapper Style!

Holiday Loungewear: Flapper Style!

This year has got me rethinking my holiday outfits… All the time at home has made me value comfiness, warmth, and cuteness! If I can get at least two of those features in an outfit, then it is a win! That got me thinking- why […]

Retro Gifts to DIY!

Retro Gifts to DIY!

It’s OFFICIALLY holiday crafting season! (YAY!!) Although this year’s celebration will be, shall we say “unique,” that won’t limit our creativity! 🙂 Today’s video highlights some of my favorite retro-inspired gifts to DIY! These projects are so fun to create, that you should plan to […]

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!) […]

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 […]