Browsing Tag: vintage style

Butterick B6556

This is a pattern that has been on my radar for a long, long time. It’s so long ago since I bought it that I had almost forgotten I had it. With Gertie’s monthly Patreon projects, I has plenty of her vintage patterns to work on. I bought this floral print cotton from The Rag […]

Part Two – Cherry Print in Fashion

In Part One of this blog, I brought you a brief rundown of the symbolic significance of the cherry in culture from Medieval times to recent days. Fashion exists within that culture and so does the meaning of the fashion choices we make. As part of the #FruitSaladSewing challenge hosted by Yvette (@blossomsandwich) my plans are to sew up some cherry print. That could say a lot about me…

January Sew Diary

Fresh from choosing my Make Nine projects for the year, I started with a project that was just in time as the snow and ice made an appearance – 3 January – Gertie’s Mrs Maisel inspired Swing Coat – Patreon Exclusive Pattern What can I say about this? I mean, look at it – it […]

December Sew Diary

This month, as we counted down the days to Christmas, the momentum picked up at work as well as with voluntary commitments so I didn’t have a lot of time to sew. Work related travel (in wintery conditions) left me too tired to be productive in the evenings. More often than not I’ve been sitting […]

The joy of the mini project

In the last two weeks, I have made 5 items of clothing; a Deer and Doe Lupin jacket and Reglisse dress, a Threadcount Patterns jersey skater skirt, and a couple of self drafted, everyday dresses – one was made literally for the sole purpose of accessorising a gorgeous recent buy (a sewing themed necklace from […]