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Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

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by Andrea It often seems that crochet doesn’t get the same love that knitting does in the crafting world.  Which is too bad, as it’s really easy to learn, projects usually work up quick, and you can make some really awesome projects!  Here’s some great vintage crochet patterns I found.…

Vintage eBay Crafting Roundup – Knitting Edition

Vintage eBay Crafting Roundup – Knitting Edition

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by Andrea Although I am not a terribly skilled knitter, when it gets really cold out one of my favourite things to do is knit.  I also love to check out vintage knitting patterns for inspiration – lets take a look at what eBay has to offer! First up, this…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Coats, Coats and More Coats Edition!

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Coats, Coats and More Coats Edition!

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by Andrea While I am sure many of you are still enjoying fall where you are, winter has definitely arrived up here in Alberta, Canada – it won’t stop snowing!  It’s got me browsing coat patterns on eBay – let’s have a look! First up, this ADVANCE GIRLS COAT PATTERN…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup

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by Andrea We’re going mod this week!  Check out some of these awesome mod eBay finds, perfect to spruce up your wardrobe. First up, this Uncut 60s VTG Simplicity 7868 Lined Mod Retro Coat Pattern   I love the plaid view on this pattern – it would make such an…

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Fee Fi Faux Fum! Edition

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Fee Fi Faux Fum! Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch Not to worry! There are no scary giants around here. Unless you count how giant my Etsy “favorites” list is becoming! This week’s roundup is about all things faux. I don’t know why but I have always loved things that look like other things. I can remember…

Retro Pattern Review – Simplicity 4024

Retro Pattern Review – Simplicity 4024

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By Andrea Here I was last week, promising to bring you some retro pattern reviews with patterns for other pattern companies. What do I do? I bring you another Simplicity one! I am thinking that around these parts at least, Simplicity was definitely the more popular pattern, as I definitely…

Retro Sewing Made Easier! Reproduction Sewing Patterns

Retro Sewing Made Easier! Reproduction Sewing Patterns

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By Andrea Let’s face it – back in the day, people were a lot smaller on average.  And, as such, most vintage sewing patterns that you’ll find can be pretty small.  Although I can grade patterns bigger, sometimes I just don’t feel like it, and I know there’s a lot…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Strangely Appealing Hats Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Strangely Appealing Hats Edition

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By Betty Crafter At long last, I believe The Great Craft Block of ’012 is finally cracking! I actually made some progress on Little Betty’s skirt I started months ago, and even persevered through a most gruesome injury (I stuck a pin under my fingernail and out through the top.…

How To Choose Your Mid-Century Wardrobe

How To Choose Your Mid-Century Wardrobe

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By RetroRuth Today, we are going to learn how to choose a wardrobe from the amazing assortment of ready-made clothes available to young teens today.  Well, Your Home And You is going to teach us. This home economics textbook was printed 1961, and is pretty much awesome. It tries, in…

Pictures Of Retro Holiday Outfit As Promised!

Pictures Of Retro Holiday Outfit As Promised!

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By RetroRuth Pictures of me, ready for a big night out on the town! The coat is an estate sale find ($5!) from the summer, and the gloves are vintage and purchased in Baltimore.   Here is the dress.  I know, kinda lame that I didn’t take my jacket off, but…