Finished! More 1970’s Non-sense.

I had the exact idea for this dress about a year ago, when I first stumbled on this pattern.  I believe it was a part of the first or second batch of vintage patterns I found at my favorite thrift store.   Has anyone else ever felt an instant attraction to a pattern?  I knew as…

Finished, I guess…

I finished the first version of this dress before I even started this blog.  I have learned so much since then.  But not enough, apparently.  When I first wrote about this dress, I said it was very comfortable to wear.  But since then I have gotten a lot better at fitting clothes well and I…

Finished! 1910’s corset by Scroop Patterns.

This pattern was so easy, there’s almost nothing to report! It’s also very cold in my apartment, I hope you don’t mind the house coat. Also, after Thanksgiving this corset is doing the Lord’s work. This is a very comfortable corset to wear, though it is by far the hardest to lace up and tighten…

Highlights Reel!

I have two absolutely fabulous sewing projects coming up, which means a trip to the thrift store after work to get old sheets for mock-ups.  I hadn’t been to the thrift store in quite a while, so I headed over to the little sewing sections.  That’s when I spotted a few packages of vintage patterns…

Did You Ever Have To Make-Up Your Mind. . .

I have been delivered an ultimatum by my truly long-suffering husband.  I have to sew through my stash in the six months before we move, no packing fabric.  While I initially protested, I’m now actually quite excited.  One of my core beliefs is that restriction fosters creativity and this is quite a challenge.   I have…