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Cute Retro Holiday Fabrics!

Cute Retro Holiday Fabrics!

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by Andrea It’s not too late to get a little bit more holiday sewing in.  With all of the cute retro fabrics out there, you can really put some finishing touches on your Christmas decorating!  Here’s some of my favourites from Etsy.   Robert Kaufman Fabric Retro Christmas Ornaments Holiday…

Vintage Christmas Crafting Ideas

Vintage Christmas Crafting Ideas

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by Andrea Now that it is December, I am thinking Christmas – and thinking Christmas usually gets me thinking crafts.  Need some vintage crafting inspiration?  Here’s some great items from Etsy!   Vintage 1960s McCalls 8401 Vintage Christmas Crafts and Trims Pattern UNCUT** This pattern is perfect for those mid-century…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–December 2014

What’s New In Repro Patterns–December 2014

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by Andrea The major pattern companies are constantly expanding their vintage reissue selection for the retro sewist – which I personally love, as I don’t always feel like grading a vintage pattern to my size!  Here’s my favourite picks of the new offerings from Simplicity, Butterick, McCalls, Vogue and Burda.…

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 –…

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