Category Archives: Vintage patterns

A (very) wearable muslin: Simplicity 1587

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Over the past few years I have grown very fond of 40s-style dresses and I have managed to accumulate quite a few vintage and reproduction patterns, as well as suitable vintage fabrics. Although two dresses I completed last year (Butterick 6282 and Butterick 6363)  haven’t made it to the blog yet, I still have much more material than I can… Read more »

A warm woolen winter skirt

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Happy February dear readers, I am glad that January is over! It will never be my favorite month, but this year’s January was particularly dreary and sad, as was the beginning of February. The rest of this month should be better, if everything goes according to plan. My daughter’s birthday is coming up, my boyfriend will be starting a new… Read more »

1950s knitting magazines

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While I go thrifting a lot, I rarely come across sewing or knitting patterns predating 1960. Earlier this year, however, I happened to stumble upon a small stack of knitting magazines from the 50s and early 60s and as they were very cheap, most came home with me. Judging by what is on offer on Tradera (Swedish e-Bay), Stickat (Knitwear)… Read more »

Summer paisley

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Hi, I am back! One of the reasons why I tend to put off posting is that I find it hard to get satisfactory pictures of me wearing the garments. The light and/or weather conditions are not always optimal to take pictures indoors and the outdoor pictures are often a bit rushed, because we’re on our way somewhere/feeling hungry/thirsty/uncooperative etc…. Read more »

A round-up and some plans

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To my pleasant surprise I managed to complete 25 sewing and knitting projects in 2016. As most of my crafting takes place in short increments of time, especially now that my daughter no longer naps during the day, I often feel like I get very little done. Well, apparently just spending half an hour here and there pays off and… Read more »

2016 vintage pledge completed!

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Happy New Year, everybody! I hope that you have all enjoyed your holidays. Ours were very quiet. We were supposed to travel to the Netherlands to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve with my family and old friends, but had to cancel our trip, because my little girl came down with chickenpox and was not allowed to fly. While a… Read more »

Experiments with Silver Scissors: day dress completed

This whole month I have been enjoying the #VintagePledge July Extravaganza with daily posts over at A Stitching Odyssee and Kestrel Makes. High time to present the third garment based on a vintage pattern that I finished this year. I knew that I wanted to sew at least one vintage summer dress, but had a hard time deciding what pattern… Read more »

Vintage velour mash-up dress

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One of my aims when signing up for the Vintage Pattern Pledge was sewing a dress for the colder seasons as opposed to cute sleeveless summer dresses in colourful cottons. Not that I don’t like those, there just aren’t that many opportunities to wear dresses like that here in Sweden. My first choice was Butterick 6282, a reproduction of a… Read more »