Me-Made-May '14, Sewing retro, vintage

Yet another vintage shirt

  …with advance apologies for the grainy photos, but I was on my way to the airport and it was pitch dark. This is the Knitwit 3600 shirt pattern with a collar modification from the last time, so it’s not quite as ’70s – luckily I’m not a purist! Instead of using a knit, I […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing retro, vintage

Vintage knit shirt

I am having a bit of a run of shirts at the moment. I’ve made the Archer, but, because I have a lot of knit fabric in my stash, I wanted to make a knit shirt. Cue Knitwit 3600 from 1976. I couldn’t find this pattern anywhere on the web, but it is a very […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing retro, vintage

1940s dress revisited

Remember that I made a wearable muslin of this dress? It is from the 1940s and is a sweetly elegant dress – until it gets on to my back! When I made the wearable muslin I found that my actual toile was a bit short in the bodice, so lengthened the muslin by 4cm to […]

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Antique sewing and knitting machines, Sewing

Lumberjack or PJs?

Having made all those flannel shirts for my husband and son I thought I would like one for me, but I have that “I’m a lumberjack and I’m ok” song from Monty Python running through my head constantly so I used some lovely flannelette sheeting that didn’t look at all lumberjack like. Except… It turned into […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing

Me Made May Day 4

Sorry about the title – no imagination today! This top is made from yet more fabric donated to me by my most generous friend Thelma. I used Vogue 8793 without the fancy bits at the neck. I notice that the fabric has bunched up under the arms, but when I had another look, I just […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing retro, vintage

1950s blouse

I bought a vintage pattern or two from Nicole of Circa Vintage but she couldn’t find one of the patterns I had bought so she sent me two in substitution (great customer service, or what??). This is one of them – a 1950s blouse This is a quietly elegant blouse, but is a size too big so […]

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Perth city views, Sewing retro, vintage

Knitwittery

I have been collecting Knitwit patterns for a while, but keep forgetting about them. Then I found this one during my tidy up and thought that it was just the thing to make a top from some fabric that I bought at Knitwit, the shop which used to sell these patterns (a nice symmetry, I thought) The […]

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