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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 […]

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 […]

Sewing a Pinafore (From a Vintage Pattern!)

Sewing a Pinafore (From a Vintage Pattern!)

I’ve had so much fun sewing my cottagecore and prairie dresses, but I am missing an important accessory! That missing piece is a pinafore apron! After lots of research, I discovered a vintage apron pattern from the 1940s (Simplicity 1221). This pattern includes several cute […]

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 […]

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 […]

Costume or Clothing? 1920s

Costume or Clothing? 1920s

October is here! This means, of course, that it’s Costume Season! 🙂 However, we all know that the holidays this year have all been a little wonky. How can we show off our costumes during times of modified celebrations? My answer is to create “costumes” […]