My Thoughts On The Latest Butterick Patterns

My Thoughts On The Latest Butterick Patterns

There's one type of email which always gets me very excited - an email from one of the Big Four pattern companies informing me their new patterns for the coming season have been released.  But the excitement is not for the reason you might think . . . I follow quite a...

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Tatted Cardigan Puzzle

Tatted Cardigan Puzzle

OK, this isn't really a sewing related post, but I'm hoping you won't mind a little detour! My Mum bought this hand tatted cardigan from an op shop  (charity shop, thrift shop) in New Zealand and I'm trying to find out a little more about it, so if anyone is at all...

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Meet Gertie, the new addition to our family!

Meet Gertie, the new addition to our family!

Please say a big "hello!" to Gertie - my mannequin :-D I've never owned a dressmakers dummy/mannequin, but I've thought about it many times.  I always seemed to get caught up in the debate of whether an adjustable or non-adjustable one would be better.  Then looking...

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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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Simplicity Challenge 2016

Simplicity Challenge 2016 Winner of Vintage Section
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