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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 […]

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 […]

Sewing a 1940s Dress (for my birthday!)

Sewing a 1940s Dress (for my birthday!)

Sometimes you just HAVE to make a project happen! I had a vintage pattern, nearly vintage fabric, some stress to burn off, and an occasion coming up- my birthday! 🙂 It was high time to get sewing! You may recognize the vintage pattern from this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s

Although the last to be featured in our series, hat patterns from the 1920’s were the first to spark my millinery curiosity! A quick search of Pinterest revealed many free patterns with accompanying dimensions and sketches of hat styles. The projects appeared to be quite […]