Day Dress, Evening Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 7702: All Sewn Up – 60s Shift Dress

My first sew of 2015. A few weeks ago I put a blog up for advice, after I scored some gorgeous vintage style fabric from John Lewis in the sale, asking what your opinions were on the pattern to pick. In the end the simplicity won out. I wanted to try something different, something with… Continue reading Simplicity 7702: All Sewn Up – 60s Shift Dress

Evening Dress, Sewing

Craftsy: Sew Retro – The Gertie Bombshell Dress So Far

I thought I'd give a little update on my Sewing for Vegas Sew Retro bombshell dress and my experience of using Craftsy for the first time. I signed up for this course with a little trepidation, boning? yikes! But you never get anywhere unless you push yourself do you? And in some respects I have all… Continue reading Craftsy: Sew Retro – The Gertie Bombshell Dress So Far

Sewing

I’ve been Nominated in the National Vintage Awards: Please vote for me!

  Super fantastic new for my little blog: I've been nominated under the Best Vintage Fashion/Lifestyle Blog category of the UK National Vintage Awards . It means so much to me to be nominated, especially as at the end of this month it'll be my blog's first birthday (special giveaway to follow so keep your eyes peeled!). If… Continue reading I’ve been Nominated in the National Vintage Awards: Please vote for me!

Sewing

March Vintage Pattern Giveaway

This month the pattern I'm giving away it this beautiful early 50s blouse, 34bust, McCalls 3088.   To enter please comment below, visit my facebook page like and comment on the post related to this blog: or visit my twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet. I'll pick a winner next Friday, 4th April. Good luck folks!

Day Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 4980: All Sewn Up

To kick back into sewing after a little absence I decided as I had a week off that I'd try something a little more testing than usual and went for this lovely pattern with a hidden collar and a soft pleat. I had some blue cotton in my stash so cracked on with cutting the pattern… Continue reading Simplicity 4980: All Sewn Up

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

New Pattern Purchases (& Pattern Giveaway)

I appear to have somewhat of a pattern buying problem at the moment. I've recent added these beauties to my collection: And I have also added these two. Tim thinks they're horrible but I'll be the one laughing when I'm all snuggled up in winter in a lovely flannel gown! Giveaway Can you give the… Continue reading New Pattern Purchases (& Pattern Giveaway)

Sewing, Skirts, Tops

Simplicity 2654 & McCalls 7292: All Sewn Up

I have been sewing, honest! I know I've been quiet but with the heatwave we're having at the moment and Wimbledon proving to be quite a distraction it's taken me quite a lot longer than I thought it would to complete the skirt and top combo I started a couple of weeks ago. I started… Continue reading Simplicity 2654 & McCalls 7292: All Sewn Up