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Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1960 Cadillac Rear Tail Fin Press Photo

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1960 Cadillac Rear Tail Fin Press Photo

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By Sara In AZ Is it wrong that I’d love everything in this picture to be mine right now….including that adorable poodle dog!   1960 Cadillac Rear Tail Fin Press Photo from seller havingfunru2…

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

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by Andrea   My daughter is a big fan of both princesses and dresses.  She’s gotten a ton of wear out of the dress that I made her back in August 2013, from Style 4641 (you can read my retro review on that one here).  However, after lengthening that one…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Mary Martin Prepares for a 1959 NBC Easter Special

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Mary Martin Prepares for a 1959 NBC Easter Special

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By Sara In AZ If I had this ball gown I’d want to wear it every single day…..maybe even to bed!     Vintage 1959 Mary Martin Wears Ballgown Easter Night TV Special Photo from seller sfxarchive…

Getting The New Mad Men Look

Getting The New Mad Men Look

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by Andrea Mad Men has long been my favourite show (pretty much since it came on air), so although I am super sad that we are getting into the final portion of the final season, I am excited to see what’s going to happen.  And to start analyzing what the…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Spring 2015–McCall’s and Simplicity

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Spring 2015–McCall’s and Simplicity

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  by Andrea I know it’s hard to believe, especially for those of us who live in the colder parts of the world, but spring really is just around the corner.  And, there’s no better time to get a jump on your spring sewing!  Here’s some of the latest repro…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–December 2014

What’s New In Repro Patterns–December 2014

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by Andrea The major pattern companies are constantly expanding their vintage reissue selection for the retro sewist – which I personally love, as I don’t always feel like grading a vintage pattern to my size!  Here’s my favourite picks of the new offerings from Simplicity, Butterick, McCalls, Vogue and Burda.…

Kool Kitsch For Sale On Etsy–Black Friday Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale On Etsy–Black Friday Edition

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by Andrea   I hope all of the Americans out there had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!  Don’t forget when you’re out looking for some Black Friday deals today that there’s some great ones to be found online as well – here’s some awesome pieces from Etsy that are discounted for…

Retro Pattern Review–Butterick 5254

Retro Pattern Review–Butterick 5254

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By Andrea   Usually when I go to do a Retro Pattern Review, I pick everything out for the project.  However, when I pulled out my pattern I found myself having this conversation: Ella: “What you making me, Mama?” Me: “This shirt.” (Pointing at the pattern) Ella: “Let me see. …

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

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by Andrea   I have always been a big fan of Burda patterns.  In recent years, they’ve really beefed up their vintage offerings in the packaged patterns you find in the stores, as well as usually putting a vintage pattern in each edition of Burda Style magazine.  However, they’ve just…

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

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by Andrea While shopping online for yarn the other day, I made a fantastic discovery – did you know that Mary Maxim sells downloadable versions of nearly every pattern they’ve produced, going right back to the 50’s?   If you’re not particularly concerned about owning the actual original paper pattern,…

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