1960s · Challenges · McCall's Patterns · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2020 · Skirts · Video Posts · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2020

MMM ’20 Sunday Sewing Vlog Special!

Click here to see Days 1-3, Days 4-7! I decided to try something a little different today and do a vlog about my (multiple) attempts to alter my McCall's 5779 to fit better. https://youtu.be/EUbIE26TDKw I prefer blogging over Instagram when it comes to reviews of patterns and descriptions of projects, but vlogs have grown on… Continue reading MMM ’20 Sunday Sewing Vlog Special!

1960s · Dresses · McCall's Patterns · Stashbust 2020 · Stashbusting · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2020

#stayhomeandsew McCall’s 9118

While I have plenty of schoolwork to catch up on, I am hoping to use my extra week of Spring Break to also do a bit of sewing to make the whole thing a bit less soul-sucking. Unfortunately I left my regular sewing machine and my whole sewing kit in RI in an attempt to… Continue reading #stayhomeandsew McCall’s 9118

1960s · Advance Patterns · Challenges · Pajamas · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: Advance 2918 (1961)

Continuing with my "Year of Unfinished Business" (although technically this is year 2 of me catching up to my WIPs...) I've completed this 1960s pajama set I began in January of 2018. I remember I was particularly depressed at the time and watching a lot of the Dick Van Dyke show to cheer myself up.… Continue reading Completed: Advance 2918 (1961)

1960s · McCall's Patterns · Nancy Drew · Skirts · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: McCall’s 5779 (1961)

I am changing tack for MMM. I will still wear me-mades and document it when the occasion comes up, but I'm now using this time to focus on finishing up pieces from my WIPs pile and complete my wardrobe assessment. I did wear this skirt today, though! Last June I started this wrap skirt in… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 5779 (1961)

1960s · AG Dolls · Menswear Sewing · Regency · Stashbusting

Winter Sewing Wrap-Up

Despite it being April, it is still cloudy and snowing here and we're lucky if temperatures are getting above 45. Usually sewing warm weather clothing cheers me up, but when it feels like the warm weather is never going to come it just gets gloomy. I started out strong in January but had to ease… Continue reading Winter Sewing Wrap-Up

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

1960s · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2016

Me Made May 2016: Final Week and Conclusions

I only got three photos the last week. It was extremely hot and humid and we had guests for four days, so it was tricky making my wardrobe work around that. Day 25 Simplicity 2591, photo by author. This is a 5 year old dress now (Simplicity 2591). I made it for a challenge back… Continue reading Me Made May 2016: Final Week and Conclusions