Category Archives: separates

McCall’s 4136

Today’s FO is my first 1970s patterns.  70s, you say?  I see this as a 70s does 40s design.  I’ve seen several 1940s blouses that look similar to this design.  The big difference is that this pattern is for knits, … Continue reading

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Butterick 5747

I’ve been a bad blogger.  I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post.  First was my trip to London.  I had a wonderful but I didn’t take any pictures.  I discovered that I left the camera … Continue reading

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Faux-lero

It’s been a long time since I have been in love with a pattern this much.  Yes, it’s yet another McCall’s  6284.  This makes #4.  I made no changes to my pattern and have finally figured out the sewing to … Continue reading

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A Step Up

Now that I’ve put together a decent sized wardrobe of basics, my goal is to upgrade that wardrobe.  I’ve never been much of a clotheshorse and have never felt comfortable with things like color blocking or print matching.  It’s time … Continue reading

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Hollywood 794

I have been wanting to make this skirt for about 2 years.  I don’t know what took me so long!  It was easy to grade up and easy to sew.  I originally added in-seam pockets, but that made it really … Continue reading

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A bit of Catch Up

I managed to get a lot of sewing done since my last post but sometimes I just don’t feel like taking pictures or blogging.  I haven’t gotten into the new routine that’s required to download pictures from my camera to … Continue reading

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Smooth Sailing

Today’s FO is the Smooth Sailing blouse from http://www.wearinghistorypatterns.com.  Lauren, the proprietress of Wearing History, says this pattern is vintage inspired, rather than a reproduction.  In my opinion, she got it spot on.  This pattern is the best of both … Continue reading

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McCall’s 6284

Pattern Description: Misses tops Pattern Sizing: 6-22 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes Were the instructions easy to follow?I lost mine and was able to figure it out … Continue reading

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A Catch Up Post

I can’t believe my last post was on December 1st.  I’ve been a bad blogger.  I have been sewing, but I’m just not very happy with how my projects are turning out.  This is not uncommon for winter sewing for … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2256

Pattern Description: Women’s jackets with collar and sleeve variations Pattern Sizing:6-24 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy What did you particularly … Continue reading

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