Sewing, Skirts

Simplicity 4579: All Sewn Up – 50s Fringed Skirt

My Step Mum found this pattern for me and I instantly fell in love with it especially the fringe trimmed version of the skirt, who doesn’t like a bit of fringing after all? So when the fine folks at Zazzle.co.uk got in touch with me so see if I would collaborate on a couple of… Continue reading Simplicity 4579: All Sewn Up – 50s Fringed Skirt

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

Sewing

Help me choose a pattern (aka being indecisive sucks)

Well as you know we're in the new house, all is unpacked and yesterday we had our nearest and dearest over for a housewarming. So lovely to have our friends over and the next generation ( not star trek - just our mates awesome kids). Now the dust has settled I'm in the mood to… Continue reading Help me choose a pattern (aka being indecisive sucks)

Lingerie, Sewing

All Sewn Up: Butterick B6031 Patterns By Gertie: The Slip

I thought it was time I pushed myself away from the cotton and towards something a little slinkier, so when I saw Gertie was starting a slip sew along back in February I thought I’d give it a go. The massively underestimated my time so I only got around to it this week. I opted… Continue reading All Sewn Up: Butterick B6031 Patterns By Gertie: The Slip

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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

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, Skirts, Trousers

Butterick B5895: The Gertie Capris – 3 Different Ways

You probably all sat there thinking "c'mawn...where's the sewing?!" lately didn't you? Well, I have indeed been Sewing for Vegas as I promised a few weeks back, it’s just been terrible weather here and combined with Timothy working away, and out of town visits to friends and family, I haven’t been able to get some… Continue reading Butterick B5895: The Gertie Capris – 3 Different Ways

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, 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

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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!