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 here ) 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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Sewing, vintage pledge

Channeling Audrey

I wasn’t going to blog yet another hat make, except that this one has a few features that I felt made it blogworthy, and also for me to expound some of my lessons learned for future reference. It is once again the Vogue 9230 from 1975 but this time I was going to ensure that […]

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A vintage jacket: B5652

I wanted to take two wool jackets to the Fibres West retreat as I knew it would be freezing, but only managed to get this one finished. I got Butterick 5652 from 1990 cut out but realised very early on that there were no pockets included in the pattern, which needed to be remedied very fast. […]

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