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Archive for January, 2012

  • Thanks for Voting Posted on January 31, 2012

     Thanks so much for offering up your color scheme thoughts on my gingham/red dress, Simplicity 3016. To recap I’m making the dress below with a red bodice, red and white gingham skirt and a white cummerbund.  And with your input I added in some gingham piping on the bodice, just last night. In fact, I got… Read More »

  • Recreating Talbots’ Bardot Dress Posted on January 30, 2012

    Can you believe I have another finished item already?!  Truthfully, I’m actually quite astounded at myself that I’ve been able to finish up so many projects so quickly since the beginning of the year.  I usually leave stuff sitting around, patiently waiting for their hems, while I’m off starting another project.  So far, I haven’t… Read More »

  • I need your help deciding… Posted on January 27, 2012

    Hey peeps! I usually don’t post over the weekends but I have a project I’m working on and I could use all of your thoughts/opinions about color schemes before I cut out my fabric. The pattern I’m making is Simplicity 3016: Cute no?!  :) Anywho… I already cut out fabric for the bodice and skirt… Read More »

  • Hayes Fashions: Undergarments Posted on January 27, 2012

    Hey guys, how goes it? Today I have the last fashion post from the Hayes Catalog that encompasses all manner of lingerie, slips, and underthings. For those of you who are just joining in you can find my prior 4 posts with Hayes fashion scans right below: Coats Dresses Part 1 Dresses Part 2 Separates… Read More »

  • Hey Ladies.  Today I have the last ladies’ fair isle jumper for you from Weldon’s booklet called Fair Isles for the Family. In the booklet there are two patterns for a guy, 1 pair of gloves, and a few patterns for kids.  Unless someone asks for one of these types of patterns in the comments,… Read More »

  • An Autograph booklet, by Felix Posted on January 24, 2012

    My husband Felix has a propensity to be drawn towards the strange, unique items that gives one a brief insight into someone else’s past like a box of old photographs as well as other oddities that are just plain quirky. Late last summer he and I started reguarly attending our local flea market and he’s taken… Read More »

  • A White Violet Blouse Posted on January 23, 2012

    Last week’s challenge on Sew Weekly was based on a Buttonhole/Button theme, so I thought what better time than to try my hand (officially) on sewing some buttonholes.  By hand of course! I decided to sew the Violet blouse from Colette Patterns for the challenge.  I have very few basic white shirts (one springtime blouse… Read More »

  • Hayes Fashions: Separates and Footwear Posted on January 20, 2012

    I’m back again today with some more scans from Hayes Fashion Catalog from Fall 1958/Winter 1959, only this time it’s the pages on separates and footwear. If you’re interested, here are the links from my prior posts with images of dresses from the same catalog: Coats, Dresses Part 1, Dresses Part 2. It’s hard to… Read More »

  • The (very green) Owl Sweater Posted on January 19, 2012

    As I’m in the season of finishing up a few loose ends (like here, here, and here) whether it be sewing or knitting, I pulled out an old project from my knitting closet (aka linen closet) last week, determined on finishing it up. And finish it I did: It’s sooo green!  I’m really not certain… Read More »

  • Not that I think you are all going to run out and make a knitted dress, I really just thought it was a darling dress and that this pattern should see the light of day. This pattern comes from the March 1948 edition of Stitchcraft: Isn’t it so 40’s!?  I could see this dress being… Read More »