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Have you ever seen a movie set in a specific time period but you’ve still been able to date the production because the current styles bled through? Hair styles, color themes and popular silhouettes give hints to the true time period in these movies. This also happens with period clothing sewing patterns.
After making multiple 1860 […]
I started my love of sewing in thrift stores. I enjoyed removing sleeves, shortening dresses and being able to stand out in a crowd. The world was a fashion show in the 1980s and for $20 I could buy a very vintage wardrobe. The store shelves were […]
Large Print Motifs and Designs
According to my 1970s Vogue sewing book large prints and large print motifs are strictly for tablecloths. I am here today to share with you that they are not! I’m writing about how I used the panel print to make a jacket and sharing other large print garments I have made.
This is one of the easiest dresses I have ever made on my serger! Don’t despair if you do not have a serger you can use your sewing machine with the zig zag stitch and it will work fine. Here is how I did it…..
Sometimes, you just want to make something fun but also easy. This tent dress is one of my go to designs and it was perfect for a thrifted wallhanging. It would also work with a tablecloth.
My disclosure, as always, don’t cut your expensive fabric until you fully understand the process. I like to practice on […]
I have totally fallen in love with the concept of only shopping local or small indie shops this year. Meeting and getting to know real people that sew brings me such joy. Although, any opportunity to make a new dress is all right with me…
Waynesville’s, Fabric Shack, is a fabric store […]