Sewing, Stashbusting

Stylearc Elizabeth top

I wanted some casual things to wear when I’m not at work, but wanted them to be dressier than a regular t-shirt, so, prompted by a 30% discount at StyleArc, I bought some new patterns. First to be made is the Elizabeth top It’s a bit clearer in the schematic. This top has got a […]

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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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Perth city views, Sewing retro, vintage

Properly vintage

I made this dress as part of my vintage pledge. The pattern is Advance 3738   This is absolutely the sort of vintage styling that I love, but I really struggled to find fabric in my stash to make it. Firstly, it takes a bit of fabric, and secondly I really wanted a long sleeved […]

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