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Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Manton, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Manton, Michigan

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By RetroRuth This week we have an adorable home with a great kitchen! This week’s home is located at 11829 E 14 Road, Manton, Michigan. It was built in 1960 and it is about 1,300 square feet with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The asking price is…

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

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by Andrea Summer’s just around the corner, and if you’re looking to add some great retro pieces to your wardrobe, there’s definitely some great new patterns out – let’s take a look!   McCALLs M7154 VTG 30’s Archive CIRCA 1930 EVENING DRESS SEWING PATTERN SIZE 6-22 I know, I know…

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…

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.…

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 eBay Roundup!

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup!

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by Andrea This week, I’ve got some choice Hollywood Patterns from eBay.  Hollywood Patterns were only produced from 1932 until just after World War II, and many of them featured Hollywood stars of the day on the envelope, which makes them very collectible – by both sewists, and collectors of…

Vintage Patterns From My Collection – 1960s-1980s

Vintage Patterns From My Collection – 1960s-1980s

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By RetroRuth Don’t  be confused. Yes, this is RetroRuth and not Andrea or Betty, and yes, I am posting about sewing!  This weekend I moved part of my huuuuuuge vintage pattern collection and reorganized it, and while I was doing it I snapped a couple of pictures of my favorites…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Christmas Embroidery Projects From Hoop Love

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Christmas Embroidery Projects From Hoop Love

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So, I am just getting started on my Christmas projects for my friends.  Finally.  I am planning to embroider a bunch of stuff with some awesome vintage embroidery patterns I found in the Flickr Group Hoop Love.  If you haven’t ever visited Hoop Love and you love to embroider, you…