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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,…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

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by Andrea We have very quickly and unceremoniously been thrust into winter, up here in Alberta, Canada, and it’s really cold!  It’s got me thinking about a new coat to spruce up my winter wardrobe – here’s some great sewing and knit coat patterns from eBay!   Vintage ORIGINAL Ladies…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Bakelite Jewellery Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Bakelite Jewellery Edition

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by Andrea I do love Bakelite jewellery – it’s so pretty!  Here’s some of my favourite pieces currently for sale on eBay.   VTG 1940s TWO-TIERED BAKELITE CHERRY NECKLACE I absolutely love the fruit Bakelite necklaces, and this one is definitely a stunner!  I love how this one is a…

Make It Yourself – 1973

Make It Yourself – 1973

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By Andrea As soon as the weather turns cold, I really get the urge to knit or crochet – and love to make something that looks a bit retro!  I picked up volumes 1-5 of a series called Make It Yourself: The Complete Step-by-Step Library of Needlework and Crafts a…

Looking Wonderful–1971 Style

Looking Wonderful–1971 Style

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by Andrea I know when most people think of retro beauty, they think of the looks of the 40’s and 50’s.  However, I must admit that I really like some of the looks from the 70’s, especially the 70’s does 20’s and 70’s does 30’s looks.  Let’s take a look…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

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by Andrea   Fall has definitely rolled in around these parts, and I am already feeling the urge to cozy up with an awesome knit sweater – and do some knitting!  Here’s some great patterns to get you started on your fall knitting from eBay.   MARY MAXIM Graph Style…

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