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Retro Pattern Review–Butterick 5254

Retro Pattern Review–Butterick 5254

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By Andrea   Usually when I go to do a Retro Pattern Review, I pick everything out for the project.  However, when I pulled out my pattern I found myself having this conversation: Ella: “What you making me, Mama?” Me: “This shirt.” (Pointing at the pattern) Ella: “Let me see. …

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

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by Andrea   I have always been a big fan of Burda patterns.  In recent years, they’ve really beefed up their vintage offerings in the packaged patterns you find in the stores, as well as usually putting a vintage pattern in each edition of Burda Style magazine.  However, they’ve just…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

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by Andrea We have very quickly and unceremoniously been thrust into winter, up here in Alberta, Canada, and it’s really cold!  It’s got me thinking about a new coat to spruce up my winter wardrobe – here’s some great sewing and knit coat patterns from eBay!   Vintage ORIGINAL Ladies…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barkcloth Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barkcloth Edition

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by Andrea No other type of fabric so totally brings the mid-century look as barkcloth, I think.  Here’s some great barkcloth finds for your home from eBay!   VINTAGE 50’s Rough BARKCLOTH FABRIC REMNANT-Floral 46 x 43″ This fabric is totally a classic 1950’s barkcloth, and this piece is just…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Halloween Costume Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Halloween Costume Edition

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by Andrea It’s finally October!  Which means that Halloween is coming!  If you’ve not thought of a costume yet, here’s some great patterns from Etsy to get the ideas going!   Vintage 40’s Butterick 1695 Women’s Costume Pattern How pretty are these costumes?  Features Martha Washington, Colonial, Puritan, Dutch Girl, Argentine…

Retro Pattern Review – McCalls 2893

Retro Pattern Review – McCalls 2893

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by Andrea I’ve got a retro pattern review for you today, McCalls 2893, which dates back to 1971.   Rather than doing one allover print, I decided to break it up a bit and use a print and a solid.  I used Sanctuary – Orchid Feng Shui by Michael Miller…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holding Your Sewing Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holding Your Sewing Edition

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by Andrea Sewing definitely generates a lot of small equipment – and you need some place to store it all!  Here’s some great mid century sewing baskets to help keep you organized! VINTAGE 1960s MAX KLEIN SEWING BASKET BOX W TRAY SINGER NOTIONS AVOCADO GREEN I love avocado green –…

Retro Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holiday Fabrics Edition

Retro Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holiday Fabrics Edition

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by Andrea Now that summer is finally here, I am thinking holidays and camping.  Here’s some super cute, retro style camping and holiday prints from Etsy!   Alexander Henry – Nicole’s Prints – Vinyl Vacation – Dk Tea Love this holiday themed print from Alexander Henry – everything about it…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – 60’s Designer Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – 60’s Designer Edition

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By Andrea   Vogue Patterns have always been considered to be on the cutting edge of fashion – and the designer editions have always been a great way for the home sewist to get the latest designer look. Here’s some awesome examples from the 60’s.   VOGUE COUTURE DESIGN BY…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Swimwear Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Swimwear Edition

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by Andrea With summer being just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking swimwear.  There are a lot of great retro-styled swimsuits in the stores these days, however, if you’re hard to fit like me, it can be better just to make your own.  Here’s some great vintage swimwear…

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