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

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)

Evening Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 2602: The Christmas Edition

Christmas eve is almost upon us and here I have a festive feast for your eyes. The Simplicity 2602 all made up and worn for my work Christmas party (and soon to be seen on Christmas Day!). I know I've been a bit slack on the stitching over the recent months but I have fantastic… Continue reading Simplicity 2602: The Christmas Edition

Books

Book Review: Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing

I’ve had a few emails from readers and queries from friends about a good reference book to start with when they’re sewing, so let me introduce you to the bible: The Reader’s Digest Complete book of sewing. When I first began my adventures I spent a lot of time on the net searching various forums,… Continue reading Book Review: Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing

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

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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!

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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!

Sewing

Sewing for Vegas!

Well I had a little good fortune a couple of weeks back (thanks to a big PPI refund) leading the very excited announcement that: *drumroll please*  I AM GOING TO VEGAS! That’s right! In June I will be going to Vegas to attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, with a few of my burlesque… Continue reading Sewing for Vegas!

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

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)