Sewing

Butterick 4870: still going strong

I first made this pattern in the mid 1970s when I was in my early twenties. I see that it was bought at a fabric shop at my then local shopping centre, which is long gone and which I can barely remember now. I remember making a maxi version of this dress from some gorgeous […]

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Sewing

Butterick 2704: vintage shift dress

There’s another challenge happening on Instagram at the moment and it’s the sewover50 so50vintage, so I thought I’d make this dress which has been on my list for some time. As can be seen from the line drawing it’s a simple shift with gorgeous French darts. It has darts in the back neck, a short […]

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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 hereĀ ) 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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