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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…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Learn To Sew Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Learn To Sew Edition

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by Andrea Today we’ve got some great Learn-To-Sew items from around the internet – let’s have a look!   This vintage 11″-12″ Doll Sportswear panel would be great for any little girl who wants to learn to sew for her Barbie – everything you need to know is printed right…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Expand Your Sewing Library Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Expand Your Sewing Library Edition

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by Andrea Although the Internet is fantastic for information, there’s something to be said for having your own great library of books to draw from.  I am always looking for new additions to my library – here’s some that I found that look great!   Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Eyecatcher Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Eyecatcher Edition

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by Andrea   This week, I’ve got an assortment of patterns for you that caught my eye as I was browsing online – let’s take a look!   First up, this Butterick 4445 Top & Belt smock with yoke and hood   Not sure precisely why, but I find something…

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…

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