Category Archives: pattern

The Last Few Weeks

What an eventful few weeks it has been. My hubby returned. I wrote quite a bit. I finished some custom items, and finished several other projects. We ventured to Washington D.C. to see the cherry blossoms, when my sister-in-law visited … Continue reading

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Flowers and Silver Sheath Dress

A couple months back, I set out to make a sheath dress from a vintage pattern. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a pattern in the style I was looking for. I looked through my patterns again and came across the one … Continue reading

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Rainy day teaser

I was planning on taking pictures today and posting about the process of a recent project, but it’s raining. So, here’s what I’ll do. Below are a few teaser pictures for some of the posts coming next week. I finished … Continue reading

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Make-Up Pouch Tutorial and Vintage Patterns

Here is the process for the make-up pouch I made for Christmas gifts. Materials: fabric, lining, 6” zipper Create a pattern according to the measurements you’d like. I wanted these pouches to be wider on the bottom than on the … Continue reading

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Promises Paisley Peplum Blouse

I began this project with this lovely, paisley accordion pleat dress. Sorry about the pic, I had to take it at night with horrible lighting. The label was Promises Promises… …which definitely brought to mind the song of that title … Continue reading

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Blossoming Love of the 40s

I was bidding on this dress pattern from the 40s on eBay, but I missed it. I was really bummed. Isn’t it gorgeous? There is so much potential. Oh well, I’ll have to be on the lookout for something similar. … Continue reading

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