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Archive for July, 2012

  • Quick Tip: Marking fabric Posted on July 25, 2012

    First of all, thanks everyone for leaving me such sweet comments about my newly-cleaned fabric.  I really hope you also find some use with the stain removal formula, but also hope you never need to.  :) As you saw on Monday’s post, I’m working on the McCall’s 4003 shirt dress pattern.  Having never worked with… Read More »

  • Stain Removal on Vintage Fabric Posted on July 23, 2012

    Over a year ago I had bought some cute 50’s or 60’s light weight cotton fabric at my local flea market.  I bought it knowing there were stains but the vendor assured me that the stains would come out.  One wash later, the stains weren’t any closer to being removed and I felt quite ripped-off. … Read More »

  • Holiday Jumper Pattern Posted on July 20, 2012

    Today’s pattern freebie is a knitting pattern from the Bishop’s Fashions for the town and country, published in 1951.  The Holiday Jumper pattern is the sister pattern to the Beau Catcher Blouse. If you love this pattern, please give a shout out to Esme who requested this pattern a few days ago. Click on the… Read More »

  • Work in Progress: Mail Order 9169 Posted on July 18, 2012

    To be fair, my Mail Order 9169 skirt isn’t so much of a WIP but a “waiting for the hem” project. When I met Meg the Grand at one of her sewing parties she was as sweet as could be.  She sent me home with 4 of her patterns which I only had agreed to… Read More »

  • Vintage Garage Market Finds Posted on July 16, 2012

    I’ve had a very ‘mixed’ weekend; some parts were stressful, others fun, some very productive hours and some where I watched 2 movies right in a row (7 Brides for 7 Brothers followed up with That Touch of Mink if you were interested). I’ll touch on the stressful/productive bits in a following post.  What I… Read More »

  • Empire Bolero Pattern Posted on July 13, 2012

    Today’s pattern freebie comes from the Bucilla Glace Hand Knits publication from 1958.  This publication was printed by the Bucilla yarn company so it comes as no surprise that each and every pattern in the booklet features their Glace yarns, which is a boucle. What I think is interesting is that this bolero and the rest of the patterns in… Read More »

  • Featherweight Love Posted on July 12, 2012

    I’d never really heard about this lovely sewing machine until last summer.  It was about 1 week after I had passed one up at my local flea market and I’ve been kicking myself ever since.  I’ve seen them pop up on several blogs from time to time, but most frequently on Male Pattern Boldness’ site…. Read More »

  • Greta Turban-WIP Posted on July 10, 2012

    After knitting during the multitude of trips I’ve been on in the past weeks, I never seem to be without a knitting project in hand for my daily commute.  It feels nice to get back to my old habit, even though it means I’m the crazy lady knitting in 90-degree weather.  heh While I’ve had… Read More »

  • Striped Sun Dress for little Audrey Posted on July 9, 2012

    My sister, Patricia is in town this week from GA and on short notice she decided to throw Audrey her 4th b-day party on Sunday evening.    I’ve never sewn for anyone else, ever!  But on a whim, I decided that I wanted to make a cute little dress for Audrey. This is my youngest… Read More »

  • Today I have something a bit different for you all.  With the heat wave that is affecting most of us, I decided what could be more perfect than a coordinating beach bag and sandals pattern.  Today’s pattern comes from the June 1949 edition of Stitchcraft. So, you thought that only Zoe can make her own… Read More »