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Wondering Wednesdays – Landscaping Edition

Wondering Wednesdays – Landscaping Edition

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by Andrea After receiving a request for landscaping help from reader Noah, we here at No Pattern Required realized that none of us are gardening experts.  So, we would like to turn this over to you, readers, for some landscaping help! First up, reader Noah’s home:   Noah is in…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Swimwear Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Swimwear Edition

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by Andrea With summer being just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking swimwear.  There are a lot of great retro-styled swimsuits in the stores these days, however, if you’re hard to fit like me, it can be better just to make your own.  Here’s some great vintage swimwear…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Build Your Crafting Library Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Build Your Crafting Library Edition

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by Andrea A few weeks ago I brought you some suggestions for beefing up your sewing library.  For those of you who partake in other handicrafts, this week I have some suggestions to add to your crafting library. Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Learn To Sew Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Learn To Sew Edition

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by Andrea Today we’ve got some great Learn-To-Sew items from around the internet – let’s have a look!   This vintage 11″-12″ Doll Sportswear panel would be great for any little girl who wants to learn to sew for her Barbie – everything you need to know is printed right…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Fred and Kelly’s Barbecue

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Fred and Kelly’s Barbecue

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By Sara In AZ I’d eat Barbecue every day for the rest of my life if this place was down the street from me!   1940s Barbecue Curb Service Drive In Restaurant from seller ihaveitall2…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – The Baldwin Theatre in LA

Vintage Snappy Saturday – The Baldwin Theatre in LA

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By Sara In AZ Is this the most epic mid-century movie theatre or what?!   1949 Baldwin Theater L.A from seller ihaveitall2.…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Kitchen Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Kitchen Edition

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By Andrea Fun kitchen accents are a great way to spruce things up or change up the look of your kitchen for the seasons.  Here’s some great patterns from Etsy and eBay for some inspiration! First up this 1970 McCalls pattern: This pattern would be so adorable to add a…

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

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by Andrea This week, I’ve got a couple of little projects we did around the home, and a sneak peek at an upcoming tutorial! First up – my fridge.  When we bought this house nearly 7 years ago, we knew one of the areas that was going to need the…

6 Mid-Century House Plans from 1946

6 Mid-Century House Plans from 1946

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By RetroRuth Here is some more mid-century eye candy for you this fine Monday morning! This week we have some great mid-century home plans from the book “Let’s Plan A Home”, which was published in 1946 by Surface Combustion Corporation.   The “Valley View” by Henry Otis Chapman and Randolph…

Vintage eBay Sewing Roundup – Spring Dressing Edition

Vintage eBay Sewing Roundup – Spring Dressing Edition

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by Andrea I don’t know about all of you, but I am soooooooooooo sick of winter!  So, I think it’s time to start thinking spring and spring dresses.  Here’s some great patterns I found on eBay, let’s take a look. First up, this LOVELY VTG 1950s DRESS & JACKET Sewing…

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