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Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

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By Sara In AZ   Sooooooo, I’ve been planning out our hallway bathroom décor….in this bathroom that I re-painted the cabinets in……….. From day one this always was going to be the “poodle” bathroom! We are close to figuring out our tile for the room and I still need to…

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…

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…

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