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My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Exterior Reveal!

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Exterior Reveal!

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by Andrea To read the rest of the posts in my “My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia” series, click here. Those of you who were following along with my series may have been wondering what happened with my beloved Westi.  Most of the word that was being done on it between my…

Lampshade Rehab – A Quick and Easy How To

Lampshade Rehab – A Quick and Easy How To

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By Andrea So, I was pretty pleased to come across this sweet mid-century lamp at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago.   When I snatched it up, I was originally intending to clean up the shade.  However, upon closer inspection, I discovered that there was a crack in…

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…

Repro Pattern Review – Butterick 6410

Repro Pattern Review – Butterick 6410

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by Andrea This week, I’ve got for you a review of Butterick 6410, which was originally issued in 1935, but reproduced in around 1999 or so.  It’s now out of print, but pretty easy to come by on eBay or Etsy for a reasonable price.   I love the look…

Retro Pattern Review – Simplicity 4878

Retro Pattern Review – Simplicity 4878

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By Andrea For this week’s retro pattern review, I finally have the long awaited flower girl dress! The pattern I used was Simplicity 4878, as chosen by you, NPR readers! I had free reign on fabric choice, so Ella and I picked a black and pink polka dot cotton with…

Retro Pattern Review – Style 4641

Retro Pattern Review – Style 4641

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By Andrea While I was digging through my stash looking for a flower girl dress pattern, I came across this pattern from 1974, Style 4641. Super cute, and perfect for the fabric that Ella picked out a couple of weeks ago! I decided to go for the sleeveless view, and…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Interior Reveal!

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Interior Reveal!

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By Andrea We’ve finally got the interior put back in the Westi, and it looks awesome! I’ve got a whole bunch of pictures to share with you all. For my previous posts on the work that we’ve done, please check them out here! Here’s a general view of the back…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

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By Andrea So, last Wednesday I covered the removal of the old pop top tent, and sewing of the new one. In this post, I am going to cover the install. First off – my helpful tip. Make sure when you are getting ready to attach your tent, put it…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #6

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #6

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By Andrea Y’all, I am getting so excited with the work we’ve been doing to the Westi, I can hardly stand it! I’ve got a few completed odds and ends for you this week. This was how the sink cabinet/ice box looked before. You can see the trim was all…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #5

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #5

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By Andrea We’ve been working like crazy on our Westfalia, and although Darren has done an awesome job in the engine compartment getting it to run smoothly, that’s something that’s hard to share in a blog post! However, I’ve finally got some progress I can share! This is the jumpseat…

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