Sewing, vintage

1920s kimono negligee

I won a prize in the 2017 Designin’ December challenge for this Dior knockoff, the prize being two PDFs from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library. I chose the 1920s hat (made hereΒ ) and also this rather fabulous kimono pattern. I had some silk that I bought in India picked out to make this kimono, but […]

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Two hats are better than one!

Every summer I seem to want a new hat and I had already made one for this summer, but decided that I wanted another one, or even two! I once again used the Vintage Pattern Lending Library pattern that I won in last year’s Designin December (details of this year’s challenge here). I found the […]

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Sewing, Travel

It’s nearly time for beach wear!

I like to have several lots of beach wear and tend to get a couple of new sets every year. For the last couple of years I’ve gone old lady tunic style, but this year I decided I was going to go two piece – not quite bikini – style. I already showed you my […]

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