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Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 8672

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 8672

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by Andrea   It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Retro Pattern Review to share, so I am excited to bring this one to you this week!  We’re taking a look at Simplicity 8672 from 1969.     What do you do when you’ve got a super girly, Star Wars…

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…

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…

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. …

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–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…

Retro Pattern Review – McCalls 2893

Retro Pattern Review – McCalls 2893

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by Andrea I’ve got a retro pattern review for you today, McCalls 2893, which dates back to 1971.   Rather than doing one allover print, I decided to break it up a bit and use a print and a solid.  I used Sanctuary – Orchid Feng Shui by Michael Miller…

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 – Eyecatcher Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Eyecatcher Edition

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by Andrea   This week, I’ve got an assortment of patterns for you that caught my eye as I was browsing online – let’s take a look!   First up, this Butterick 4445 Top & Belt smock with yoke and hood   Not sure precisely why, but I find something…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Children of Mad Men Edition

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Children of Mad Men Edition

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by Andrea In keeping with my speculating on what they might be wearing on Mad Men theme, let’s take a look at what was popular for kids in 1969! First up, this VINTAGE 1969 Girls Dress Pattern   The jumpsuits are coming for little girls as well.  View 1 is…

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