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)

1950s · Activewear · Stashbust 2017 · Vintage Pledge 2017

Completed: Play Set from Simplicity 3250 (1950)

I was amazed to open my sewing journal and see that I had started this set in 2017! I believe it was mostly completed in 2018, and then finished and gifted to my sister in 2019. So I guess it is only fitting that the blog post about it should be spaced a year apart… Continue reading Completed: Play Set from Simplicity 3250 (1950)

1950s · 1960s · 1970s · Sewing With A Plan · Vintage Pledge 2018

2018 Winter Sewing Plans

Hello! After a very long sabbatical from blogging, I think I am ready to return, albeit in a limited way. I mainly plan to stick to posting reviews of my sewing projects. Nothing fancy, until I need to teach sewing again, because then I am planning on making some video tutorials to share. There is… Continue reading 2018 Winter Sewing Plans

1950s · McCall's Patterns · Swimwear

Sewing Full Circle: My 1950s Bathing Suit Part I

Dear friends and readers, this swim suit has been a long time in the making. Four years to be exact. Here is the original post from 2 January 2010 stating my intentions to make it. This was back when my blog was La Petite Costumiere, WWNDW? did not even exist yet!   Courtesy of The… Continue reading Sewing Full Circle: My 1950s Bathing Suit Part I