Evening Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 1360: All Sewn Up – 70s Inspired Gold Maternity Gown

For my first sew of the year I decided on adapting this new maternity pattern to make a vintage style outfit. That’s correct, if you don’t follow me on Instagram then you might not have seen that I’m preggo, up le duff, got a bun in the oven etc. I am not going to go… Continue reading Simplicity 1360: All Sewn Up – 70s Inspired Gold Maternity Gown

Sewing

May Vintage Sewing Pattern Giveaway

  Up for grabs this month is this Vogue Designer Original vintage late 70s Belinda Bellville fitted and flared, bias back-wrapped dress. It's suitable for soft fabrics (challis, wool crepe, wool jersey, lightweight double knits etc). It's a 36 Bust. The pattern is uncut and in mint condition. If you'd like to enter comment on this… Continue reading May Vintage Sewing Pattern Giveaway

Sewing, Tops, Trousers, Uncategorized

Tank Tops (also known as my topsy-turvy brain thinks it’s Winter)

I went a little tank top crazy last week and bought four, and along with a brown dagger collared shirt, they cost me the grand total of £11. Bargain, thought I. Then I considered the fact that: I’m Going to Vegas soon and this is not suitable attire It’s very nearly summer in the UK… Continue reading Tank Tops (also known as my topsy-turvy brain thinks it’s Winter)

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

April Vintage Pattern Giveaway

  Up for grabs this month is this vintage late 60s/early 70s spring dress featuring long bell sleeves (or short variation). It's suitable for knits, it's a very easy, very vogue pattern in four pieces so won't take long to make up at all, perfect for the spring days ahead. It's a 38 Bust. If… Continue reading April Vintage Pattern Giveaway

Books

Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques

When I saw this book on Amazon I knew I had to get it. I had a quick scan through the reviews online and decided to purchase. I adore vintage styled lingerie (total Kiss Me Deadly addict) but it doesn’t come in cheap. If you want quality, you’re most certainly going pay for it. When… Continue reading Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

February Vintage Sewing Pattern Giveaway

It's that time of months again, and this is the lovely pattern I'm giving away: This 36 bust dress and Jumpsuit pattern, McCalls 5366. How to Enter Well, it's very easy this month. All you have to do is like my page on facebook (link below) and comment on the post on my facebook page… Continue reading February Vintage Sewing Pattern Giveaway

Knitting, Knitting Patterns

My Machine Knitting Pattern Collection

My Nana gave me her Knitmaster and all accessories, patterns and cards at the beginning of the year. I have put them to one side knowing I'd pick them up at some point but not knowing when. It was only last night when I started leafing through them that I discovered their full retro potential.… Continue reading My Machine Knitting Pattern Collection