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Simplicity 1587

This is my best attempt at a 1940s look. My hair didn’t want to cooperate and curl properly, and the closest thing I have to a hat is this fascinator-headband-thing, but over all it ain’t bad. I haven’t historically been interested in 40s fashion but I think this dress my be changing my mind… The Pattern: One of Simplicity’s 1940s retro patterns which I’ve had in my stash for a long time. The Fabric: A…

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Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe: Vintage 70s McCalls 5526

I just got back from visiting family. My boyfriend’s sister just moved into a new house. Their neighbor has this cool weeping willow tree that extends over to their backyard. The Goal: This is one of the shirts I panned to make (only one more shirt left!) for my Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe. I had been putting it off because I couldn’t find just the right fabric and I also didn’t want to deal…

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Eva Dress Croquette Blouse, or, way too many sewing challenges

Eva Dress, the company that reproduces vintage and antique sewing patterns hosted their contest again this year and I entered! I sewed this 1920s blouse for Category 4 – vintage patterns as modern wear. Now, I don’t expect to win. I realize I didn’t choose the most challenging pattern but I really loved this pattern and how well it works for a modern style. I may not have used the most difficult pattern but I…

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Pattern Organization, or, why I am banned from Ebay

Hello, my name is Dixie and I am an addict – a buying-vintage-pattern-lots-on-ebay addict and I need to stop. Two boxes totaling about 130 patterns showed up on my door step at the same time. I was quite pleased as you can see above. The good thing about all these patterns? I really can’t buy any more lots because inevitably half of the patterns will just be repeats of what I already have. I seriously…

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