Another Burda oldie: skirt in Dutch Wax

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First of all, I should tell you what a pleasant suprise I got a couple of weeks ago: Rhonda Buss of Rhonda’s Creative Life featured my blog, as well as Zoubi Zoubisou, in her Wednesday Showcase series! I have followed Rhonda’s blog for a while now and really enjoy getting to know new bloggers through her Wednesday Showcase posts. It… Read more »

Going nautical: wide-leg sailor jeans

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To be honest, I was never that much into nautical fashion, nor that fond of wide-leg pants. I changed my mind, however, after browsing the 1934 issues of Allers Mönster-Tidning. Suddenly I felt compelled to make a pair of wide-leg sailor pants. I remembered seeing a pattern for sailor pants in one of my older Burda magazines. Although the rise… 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 »

Vintage Pussy Bow Blouse

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While I should probably be focussing on finishing the two or three winter garments I have been working on lately, I really felt like taking on a vintage pattern and chose to make this short-sleeved pussy bow blouse instead. The pattern, Record 539, is undated, but enclosed in the envelope I found a tutorial with the year 1949 printed on… Read more »

Burdastyle baby/toddler ruffle blouse

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While I do not post every single item of clothing I make for my daughter (it probably takes longer to photograph and write about baby leggings than actually make them), I still feel a bit guilty that I don’t sew her things more often, especially because there is no lack of suitable fabric scaps in my stash. The fabric of… Read more »

More plans for 2016: Vintage Pattern Pledge

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Sewing has been a bit slow for the past few weeks, due to my daughter’s birthday, visitors coming over and the colds and general fatigue that I can’t seem to avoid this time of the year. Instead I have been plotting some future projects. As I want to make better use of my small collection of vintage patterns I couldn’t… Read more »

Conquering UFOs: another black skirt completed!

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Many of the garments that take me ages to finish are entirely black or other dark-coloured solids. Perhaps the idea of walking around in colourful prints motivates me to complete garmens in a timely manner. In daily life, however, I wear black just as often, which is also one of the reasons why I chose to make the skirt that… Read more »

A knitted keyhole scarf from 1948

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Despite its modest size, the scarf of today’s post is quite a big milestone, as it is the first knitted item I completed for myself in many many years. As far as I remember, the last time I actually wore a garment I knitted myself was in secondary school when I made a couple of grungy sweaters using the thickest… Read more »