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McCall’s 7045: another jacket

I have my two wool jackets (here and here) which I use instead of fleece jackets, but I wanted one which wasn’t quite as warm and even more casual, so I had a burrow in my stash and came up with a piece of bamboo knit leftover from two pairs of tracksuit pants, and a […]

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1930s beach romper

“What?” I hear you say “beach rompers at her age?” and you would be correct, I am possibly mutton dressing as lamb, but I possibly don’t care, I love these! They are, of course, the Decades of Style, 1930s Beach Romper, which I kept looking at and not buying, and then came the sale last year […]

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Mondrian dress

I’ve been wanting a Mondrian dress since the late 1960s and have been looking for an affordable original dress pattern for a few years now, and even bought the Great British Sewing Bee book because it had the pattern in it. However, I was quite disappointed that it isn’t a very sophisticated pattern and seems to […]

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Kitchenette Pyjamas

I won a Decades of Style pattern as part of a prize in the Sewalongs and Sewing Contests Facebook group and, after much dithering, I chose the Kitchenette Pyjamas pattern from the 1930s, which I thought was rather fun. The pattern envelope shows colour blocked pyjamas I chose to use one piece of fabric – a […]

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1930s Capelet

When I was preparing my Vintage Pledge, I wanted to practice the Decades of Style 1930s Capelet before I cut into the silk velvet so I made this one – from a curtain which I got free at REmida, and I lined it with some hot pink pongee from Fabulous Fabrics. That collar is supposed to sit up or down, not […]

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A modern twist on the 1937 dress

Whilst I was making the Lutterloh dress for my vintage pledge, I made another one out of ponte, which gave it a completely different look and feel. I really wanted to highlight the lovely lines of the dress and so I needed to use contrasting fabric. I was tempted to put a collar on this one, but […]

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Vintage Vogue 1524 and persimmon top

I decided that I needed a skirt for my Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge, and, given my impost of using a pattern I’ve never used before, I chose Vogue 1524, a skirt pattern from the 1970s, so it also meets my vintage pledge requirement. As you can see, it goes with my velvet jacket and my […]

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