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Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy–Beachwear and Accessories

Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy–Beachwear and Accessories

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by Andrea   Last week I brought you a great assortment of sewing patterns for making your own beachwear.  Now if sewing your own is not your think, I’ve got some great items this week from Etsy with no sewing required!   Vintage Beach Bag Basket Floral Blue and Yellow…

Retro Sewing Roundup–Beachwear For The Ladies Edition

Retro Sewing Roundup–Beachwear For The Ladies Edition

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by Andrea   It seems a lot of North America has been flung into summer – I know it’s suddenly become super hot around here!  Tis has definitely got me thinking beach.  If you’re looking to sew something vintage styled for your beachwear, I’ve got looks from the 30s to…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Brooches Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Brooches Edition

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by Andrea Nothing quite completes a ladies’ retro look like a brooch.   They are also often quite reasonably priced, too, so it’s easy to build a collection.  Here’s some of my favourite choices currently on eBay,   UNIQUE~(1950’s) ARTISAN-MADE (MID-CENTURY) SPIDER BROOCH~(Unknown maker)~NR I love the insect brooches that were…

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

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by Andrea Summer’s just around the corner, and if you’re looking to add some great retro pieces to your wardrobe, there’s definitely some great new patterns out – let’s take a look!   McCALLs M7154 VTG 30’s Archive CIRCA 1930 EVENING DRESS SEWING PATTERN SIZE 6-22 I know, I know…

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.…

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