1960s · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2022 · Stashbust 2020

Completed: McCall’s 5779 Blouse (1961) and Me Made May Weeks 2+3

I've actually made two things from a single pattern! I love the idea of these wardrobe patterns, and have always wanted to make all the pieces of one, so I'm now 2/3 of the way there-just the shorts left to go. This particular wardrobe is a "sports" wardrobe. This doesn't mean it was intended as… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 5779 Blouse (1961) and Me Made May Weeks 2+3

Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2022

MMM Week 1 and a Slow Sewing Project Update

For week 1, my one me-made outfit was my McCall's 6436, completed in 2019. I put a lot of time into getting the fit right with this pattern, so I should really make some more of them since I like sleeveless shirts. Photo by author. As for Simplicity 7031, my Slow Sewing Project, things are… Continue reading MMM Week 1 and a Slow Sewing Project Update

Sewing Tools

A Slow Sewing Project: Tracing and Cutting Tools

Last week I posted about my latest project, Simplicity 7031. Photo by author. This week I worked on tracing off my pattern and cutting out my fabric. I always trace off my vintage patterns to reduce handling and better preserve the originals. I use Wawak's Dotted Marking #15 Pattern Paper. It is an expensive purchase… Continue reading A Slow Sewing Project: Tracing and Cutting Tools

1950s · Children's Sewing · New York Patterns · Sateen · Stashbusting · Stashbusting 2022

Completed: New York 1445 (1952)

Photo by author. I recently completed this for a baby shower gift. I rarely make baby/kids clothes, so it was a fun change. I've had the pattern and fabric in my stash for a long time, but never knew what to make with either. Once I started working on it, though, I knew this was… Continue reading Completed: New York 1445 (1952)

McCall's Patterns · Modern Sewing · Silk Charmeuse · Undergarments

Completed: Bias Slip

Photo by author. Time Frame: May 2020-May 2021Pattern: McCall's 6696 as a base, modified using measurements from my old slip, and drafting advice from a book.Fabric: Lightweight silk charmeuse from Fashion Fabrics Club. -- yards for $-- (I'll add when I find the receipt!)Notions: Thread (several different beige colors) from stash to use up odds… Continue reading Completed: Bias Slip