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Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Kitchen Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Kitchen Edition

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By Andrea Fun kitchen accents are a great way to spruce things up or change up the look of your kitchen for the seasons.  Here’s some great patterns from Etsy and eBay for some inspiration! First up this 1970 McCalls pattern: This pattern would be so adorable to add a…

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Easter Edition

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Easter Edition

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by Andrea Easter is coming, and it’s time to get your craft on!  If you’re looking to branch out past colouring eggs, there’s all kinds of Easter craft ideas to be found on eBay – let’s have a look!   First up, this NEW Pkgs Vintage DESIGNLAND CRAFTS (12) Easter…

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

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by Andrea This week, I’ve got a couple of little projects we did around the home, and a sneak peek at an upcoming tutorial! First up – my fridge.  When we bought this house nearly 7 years ago, we knew one of the areas that was going to need the…

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…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Men of Mad Men Edition

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Men of Mad Men Edition

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by Andrea We had some fun last week speculating what the ladies of Mad Men are going to be wearing this season – now let’s take a look at what’s upcoming for Men’s Fashion! First up, this Vintage 1969 Simplicity Men's Vest & Wide Pants   Ahh, this look.  I…

Tutorial Time! Making Hidden-Tab Style Curtains and Working With Vintage Fabric – Part 2

Tutorial Time!  Making Hidden-Tab Style Curtains and Working With Vintage Fabric – Part 2

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by Andrea Last week, we covered some things to look for when purchasing your fabric for your curtains and measuring and cutting out.  Now it’s time to get sewing! First things first, we’re going to take the panel that we cut in half lengthwise and sew it to the other…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Ladies of Mad Men Edition

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Ladies of Mad Men Edition

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By Andrea I gotta admit, as excited as I am that Mad Men will be back in April, I am a bit sad that this is to be the final season.  What am I going to watch???  It’s speculated that this season will take place in 1969 (which really, would…

Tutorial Time! Making Hidden Tab Curtains – Plus Some Tips For Working With Vintage Fabric!

Tutorial Time!  Making Hidden Tab Curtains – Plus Some Tips For Working With Vintage Fabric!

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By Andrea Regular readers may remember my post late last year – asking for your opinions on what type of curtains I should make out of my vintage barkcloth for my living room. After careful consideration, I decided to go with the hidden tab-style curtain.  A lot of people expressed…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Spring Looks for Little Girls

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Spring Looks for Little Girls

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by Andrea Kids always seem to need new wardrobes every season, they grow so dang fast!  Here’s some cute vintage patterns from eBay to give you some spring wardrobe ideas for any little girls you might be sewing for! First up, this Vintage 1950 Vogue 2447 Girls Coat and Hood…

Nine Small Summer Projects That Any Man (or One!) Can Build – Better Homes And Gardens June 1965

Nine Small Summer Projects That Any Man (or One!) Can Build – Better Homes And Gardens June 1965

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by Andrea It’s finally starting to warm up here, and what better time to start thinking about outdoor projects?   (Forgive my post title – as you can see it was pretty much direct from the magazine cover.  I am sure we have ladies who are excellent with tools reading…

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