Category Archives: sewing patterns

Vintage Western Inspired Halloween

This year I decided to construct a costume inspired by the lovely and talented Pasty Cline. I love her bold use of fringe and rhinestone encrusted appliqu├ęs. I picked up some silver glitter fringe, piping, and 5 packages of rhinestones … Continue reading

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Complete! New Look 6587

When I pulled this light weight, printed cotton out of my fabric stash a few weeks ago I thought it would look great as a classic shirtwaist dress. So I grabbed New Look Pattern 6587 and went to work. I … Continue reading

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Frilly Purple Apron (Butterick 5302)

This summer I am on a stash busting mission! I have all of this great fabric boxed up in my closet that desperately needs to be transformed into something useful. After deciding it was high time I made the retro … Continue reading

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Polka Dot Blouse – Vintage Simplicity 4676

Now that I am over my fear of button holes I am finally trying out some different patterns from my stash. This one I picked up from Crafty Paneen on Etsy. I decided to make the sleeveless version (view 3) … Continue reading

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New Top – Vintage Simplicity 3963

Found another great remnant at work the other week and decided to revisit this pattern. I thought the Hawaiian style print would look cute in view D. Here is how it turned out! The back encloses with 3 buttons and … Continue reading

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New Blue Blouse!

Finally made the blouse I mentioned in a previous post. Most of the construction was pretty straight forward. However, the instructions and pattern design was a bit odd for joining the back of the blouse to the front side seams … Continue reading

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Pin-Up Crop Top

I was about to start the blue top I mentioned in a previous post when a remnant of this pin-up Alexander Henry fabric popped up at work! We have a whole collection of Alexander Henry pin-up prints that I stare … Continue reading

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