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About andreahg

I'm a stay-at-home wife and mom to two boys, a cat and two rough collies. I love to sew and knit with vintage patterns, primarly from the WWII era.

Sew for Victory 2.0

Rochelle from has announced Sew for Victory 2.0.  This is perfect timing, as last summer’s clothing doesn’t quite fit anymore.  I also just acquired a copy of Butterick 6701. I’ll use this for 2 blouses and use Sewaholic’s Hollyburne … Continue reading

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New and improved NL 6808

I guess the title us somewhat misleading.  I took my two favorite top patterns, Advance 7792 and New Look 6808, and combined them, then changed up the collar.  Instead of the bow on NL 6808’s collar, I added a tab … Continue reading

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Lots of catch up

I have a lot of projects I haven’t blogged.  The reality is that my computer is now slower than my phone but it is very cumbersome to blog on a phone.  My techie husband says that it is a bad … Continue reading

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Knit 4 Victory, sort of

Today is the last day for the Knit 4 Victory challenge.  I don’t think the project I’m sharing today qualifies for the challenge, as it is a modern, top-down raglan.  Extra points if you guessed it was another St. James … Continue reading

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SWAP top #2

So far, this SWAP has been much more enjoyable.  I guess when you only sew with patterns you love, you love everything you sew. This is the first of what will be at least 2, maybe 3 versions of New … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2154

What?  Another post so soon?  I think reading all the other vintage sewing bloggers write about their wardrobes has gotten me back in the grove.  I’ve come to terms with the reality of my winter uniform habits.  I think this … Continue reading

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SWAP pants, maybe

My original plans for today’s project was a 1960s style cigarette pant.  I used Butterick 5895 as the base.  I love how Gertie’s capris fit, but they are way too short for winter.  From the knee down, I used view … Continue reading

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Winter SWAP

SWAP stands for Sewing With a Plan and is basically a capsule wardrobe.  I have tried to do a SWAP in the past but, due to poor choices, have never seen the plan through.  The first time, I used a … Continue reading

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Jalie Sweetheart Top

Yes, I finally got back in my sewing room.  I always get the sewing blues in winter, but dieting has compounded that.  I don’t want to spend a lot of time of something that won’t fit for long.  However, I’ve … Continue reading

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Knit for Victory Progress

I decided to try my hand at converting a vintage pattern to knitting in the round.  I’m so glad I did because it made the knitting go much faster.  I think the body  took me 3 weeks to knit.  Best … Continue reading

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