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Getting The New Mad Men Look

Getting The New Mad Men Look

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by Andrea Mad Men has long been my favourite show (pretty much since it came on air), so although I am super sad that we are getting into the final portion of the final season, I am excited to see what’s going to happen.  And to start analyzing what the…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Marimekko Prints Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Marimekko Prints Edition

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by Andrea   I do love me some Marimekko prints!  So gorgeous, and a great way to make a statement with one piece inyour home.  Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Marimekko fabrics from Etsy.   Marimekko Kaivo Tablecloth, vintage After the Unikko Poppy print, I think…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Spring 2015–McCall’s and Simplicity

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Spring 2015–McCall’s and Simplicity

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  by Andrea I know it’s hard to believe, especially for those of us who live in the colder parts of the world, but spring really is just around the corner.  And, there’s no better time to get a jump on your spring sewing!  Here’s some of the latest repro…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Doll Clothes Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Doll Clothes Edition

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by Andrea Last week, we took a look at some great vintage Barbie patterns.  This week, we’re looking at more sewing for toys, but this time, let’s take a look at some adorable patterns for baby dolls.   Simplicity Archives 4347 Vintage 18″ Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern Not only does…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barbie Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barbie Edition

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By Andrea One of my favourite vintage sewing projects is Barbie clothes.  They are a fun retro project which is usually much quicker to do since it’s on a smaller scale.  Here’s some of my current favourites from Etsy.     McCall’s “Official” Barbie Wardrobe Pattern 7137 So many cute…

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…

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