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Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

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by Andrea   If you’ve been following along with this series (Part 1 and Part 2, if you missed them), know that we’re just about to put the pleats in our curtains!  Let’s get started.   At the end which we didn’t sew over, you’ll have some free strings.  You’re…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 2)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 2)

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by Andrea   Last week, we did some mathin’, and I showed you how to calculate the yardage needed.  Now, let’s get down to sewing!  One important thing to mention first – if you’re planning on washing your finished curtains at all, now is the time to wash your fabric! …

Kool Kitsch for Sale on eBay–Kitschy Crafting Edition

Kool Kitsch for Sale on eBay–Kitschy Crafting Edition

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by Andrea One thing they definitely don’t make like they used to is craft kits, the best ones always seem to be mid-century!  Sara recently stumbled upon an eBay seller, rankens-toys, who has a whole bunch of awesome NOS craft kits.  When she sent me the link, I knew I…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 1)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 1)

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by Andrea Those of you who read Sara’s post from yesterday will know that Sara decided to recruit my help in making some pinch pleats for her kitchen and breakfast nook windows – pinch pleats are actually easier to make than you might think, especially if you use a pinch…

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…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Marimekko Prints Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Marimekko Prints Edition

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by Andrea   I do love me some Marimekko prints!  So gorgeous, and a great way to make a statement with one piece inyour home.  Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Marimekko fabrics from Etsy.   Marimekko Kaivo Tablecloth, vintage After the Unikko Poppy print, I think…

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…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Doll Clothes Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Doll Clothes Edition

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by Andrea Last week, we took a look at some great vintage Barbie patterns.  This week, we’re looking at more sewing for toys, but this time, let’s take a look at some adorable patterns for baby dolls.   Simplicity Archives 4347 Vintage 18″ Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern Not only does…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barbie Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barbie Edition

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By Andrea One of my favourite vintage sewing projects is Barbie clothes.  They are a fun retro project which is usually much quicker to do since it’s on a smaller scale.  Here’s some of my current favourites from Etsy.     McCall’s “Official” Barbie Wardrobe Pattern 7137 So many cute…

Felt Mouse Ornament Kitschmas Giveaway AND Free Pattern For All The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments!

Felt Mouse Ornament Kitschmas Giveaway AND Free Pattern For All The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments!

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By RetroRuth Okay guys! The requests for the mice ornaments are getting out of hand, so we are just going to put up the pattern and you guys can save/print/download as many times as your little hearts desire. And as a big fat “We’re Sorry” for not being able to…

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