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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…

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…

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale On Etsy–Kitschy Mugs Edition

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale On Etsy–Kitschy Mugs Edition

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by Andrea   I absolutely love kistchy coffee mugs – I am not a morning person at all but somehow drinking out of a mug I love brightens my morning a bit!  Here’s some fantastic mugs from Etsy.   Fire King Arizona souvenir Mug I absolutely love this souvenir mug…

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale On Etsy–Federal Glass Edition

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale On Etsy–Federal Glass Edition

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by Andrea Although I am primarily a Pyrex girl when it comes to my vintage kitchenware collecting, Federal Glass pieces are something I cannot pass up, either!  Federal made some really gorgeous patterns in mixing bowls and bakeware, and oh, the barware!  Here’s some of my favourite pieces from Etsy.…

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…

Kool Kitsch For Sale On Etsy–Black Friday Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale On Etsy–Black Friday Edition

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by Andrea   I hope all of the Americans out there had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!  Don’t forget when you’re out looking for some Black Friday deals today that there’s some great ones to be found online as well – here’s some awesome pieces from Etsy that are discounted for…

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 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…

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