I’ve Got A Brand New Etsy Shop!

I’ve Got A Brand New Etsy Shop!

The time finally arrived when my vintage pattern stash started to take over the house. What started as "I just have to have that vintage sewing pattern and then I'll be happy" turned into "but I can't let that lot of 28 vintage patterns go to just anyone, I have to...

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I’m A Little Puzzled

I’m A Little Puzzled

Hi! I have actually finished my vintage top! Yayy! But until I have some nice photos, you'll have to wait for the post all about that.  In the meantime, I'm A Little Puzzled . . . Have you seen the fabric kits you can buy from places like Craftsy?  (I'm sure I've seen...

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The Vintage Top Adventure Begins

The Vintage Top Adventure Begins

First of all, the very best news:  My Sewing Machine Has Been Fixed!!!  Yayy!!! And I have found the pattern I am going to use as my first foray into the world of vintage patterns! Yayy again!!! It is Butterick 6887 and I think it must date from 1950 or just earlier,...

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Vintage Pattern Pitfall No. 1

Vintage Pattern Pitfall No. 1

"Enough of the collecting of vintage patterns, I need to make a garment from one!" I decided the other day. I made a few decisions about what my first project should be: I thought I'd start off with a simple top, nothing too complicated, so that if it all went...

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A Couple Of Overlocker (Serger) Tips

A Couple Of Overlocker (Serger) Tips

I've had two brainwaves regarding my overlocker (serger for my US friends), which maybe everyone who owns an overlocker has already figured out or knew about forever.  But, just in case someone out there doesn't know about them, I thought it would be a good service to...

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Pretty boxes!

Pretty boxes!

Hi!  Well, I haven't been doing any sewing recently because 10 weeks ago my sewing machine went poof!  There was no smoke, no bang and no sizzling noise, just a little pop! and then . . . nothing :-(  To cut a long story short, I took it to the very worst place this...

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More Vintage Patterns!

More Vintage Patterns!

Well, over the past few weeks I've managed to increase my vintage pattern collection quite considerably! You can get some real treasures on ebay - I won an auction for a lot of 12 vintage patterns and it was like Xmas when I opened up the parcel! Here is a selection...

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Simplicity Challenge 2016

Simplicity Challenge 2016 Winner of Vintage Section
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