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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 […]

Sewing a “Prairie” Dress (and Pumpkin Picking!)

Sewing a “Prairie” Dress (and Pumpkin Picking!)

In my quest for the perfect costume-meets-clothing pieces, I have gone back in time- literally. Remember when flowing dresses with puffed sleeves and floral prints were a thing? (Hello, 1980s and 90s!) Well, those pioneer/Victorian/Edwardian-inspired dresses are back! The “cottagecore” and “prairiecore” aesthetics are highlighting […]

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 […]

The Easiest Dress DIY?

The Easiest Dress DIY?

Long weekends call for easy diy projects (and easy-to-write blog posts too)! 🙂 In honor of this warm and hazy weekend, I’m sharing a super simple dress project that may be one of the easiest sewing DIYs ever posted on this blog! Depending on 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 […]

Staycation: Tips and Tricks!

Staycation: Tips and Tricks!

Staying close to home this summer? Yeh… me too. (Sigh) But, that doesn’t mean I can’t find creative ways to stay crafty AND give myself a little mental vacation! Here are some of my staycation ideas so far! Let me know how you plan to […]

Summer Upcycle (From my closet!)

Summer Upcycle (From my closet!)

Sometimes you just want new clothes. Maybe it’s because of a change in season, a change in size, a change in taste, or I don’t know… maybe you just want a flippin’ change?! Clothes can provide creative inspiration and a sense of new-ness. Right now, […]

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 […]

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 […]