Sewing, Stashbusting, vintage

Festive dress

I decided I needed a casual sort of dress for the variety of Christmas lunches I am going to eat my way through. I thought it should be light in case it’s hot, and loose enough to accommodate post Christmas lunch podge. I opted for the DVF Vogue 1547 in some red bamboo jersey which […]

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Sewing, vintage

Diane von Furstenberg t-shirt dress

As part of my vintage pledge I decided to make this 1970s DVF t-shirt dress. I wasn’t totally enamoured with this pattern, wondering whether it wasn’t a tad frumpy, and to cement this view I decided to make it out of this fabric, bought at Knitwit for $3 metre. I have to say that this […]

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Sewing retro, Stashbusting, vintage

Diane von Furstenberg dress and a blog hop

This is probably my penultimate vintage make for this year. It is the 40th anniversary of this iconic wrap dress, although the pattern (Vogue 1549) was released in 1976, so I thought it was a fitting make. I have never successfully bought or made a wrap dress, but have often wondered about this one as the common […]

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