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What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

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by Andrea   Fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what pieces you would like to add to your fall wardrobe!  I’ve got a top pick from each of the big name pattern manufacturers – let’s have a look.   B7040 Burda Style Dress…

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…

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

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by Andrea   My daughter is a big fan of both princesses and dresses.  She’s gotten a ton of wear out of the dress that I made her back in August 2013, from Style 4641 (you can read my retro review on that one here).  However, after lengthening that one…

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.…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Copycat Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Copycat Edition

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By Betty Crafter I am proud to announce The Great Craft Block of ’12 is OVER! And I owe it all to Andrea and her review of Simplicity 7276. Yes, I totally copied Andrea. Whatevs. You don’t mind, right Andrea? Your version was just so stinkin’ cute that I just…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Apron Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Apron Pattern

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By RetroRuth I am actually working on a vintage crafty project.  I know!  I am shocked too! Anyway, my friend Kathryn and I have started working on an apron from this fun, drool-worthy pattern. This pattern envelope has seen better days, but the pieces inside still work juuuuuuust fine. We are…