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)

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2020 · Sewing With A Plan · Undergarments · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2020

MMM ’20 Weeks 2-4 Roundup

Click here to see Days 1-3, Days 4-7 me-made outfit posts; Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 sewing plans, and my Sunday Vlog Specials 1 and 2! Well, we've reached the end of MMM '20! I did continue to wear some me-mades beyond the first week, even though the first week was my only… Continue reading MMM ’20 Weeks 2-4 Roundup

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2020 · Sewing With A Plan · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2020

MMM ’20 Week 4 Sewing Plans

Click here to see Days 1-3, Days 4-7, Week 2 and Week 3 sewing plans, and my Sunday Vlog Specials 1 and 2! I had intended to make a sewing plan for the rest of the month, I wanted to be more flexible than that. So I'm developing my plans week by week. Yet again,… Continue reading MMM ’20 Week 4 Sewing Plans

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2020 · Sewing With A Plan · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2020

MMM ’20 Week 3 Sewing Plans

Click here to see Days 1-3, Days 4-7, and my sunday vlog special! I had intended to make a sewing plan for the rest of the month, but I am thinking I want to be more flexible than that. So I'm going to develop and post my plans week by week. Well May is just… Continue reading MMM ’20 Week 3 Sewing Plans

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2020 · Sewing With A Plan · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2020

MMM ’20 Week 2 Sewing Plans

Click here to see Days 1-3, Days 4-7, and my sunday vlog special! I had intended to make a sewing plan for the rest of the month, but I am thinking I want to be more flexible than that. So I'm going to develop and post my plans week by week. Bias Slip - My… Continue reading MMM ’20 Week 2 Sewing Plans

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

1940s · DuBarry · Outerwear · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: 1940s Lab Coat from DuBarry 5497

At the beginning of the semester we were informed we would need to acquire lab coats for working in the conservation lab. I already have a flameproof one for chemistry lab, but I don't really like it and the flameproofing is complete overkill for a conservation lab...we're not even allowed to have a water bottle… Continue reading Completed: 1940s Lab Coat from DuBarry 5497

Folkwear Patterns · Historical Sewing · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting · Tops and Blouses · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: Folkwear Dirndl Blouse

So my grand plans of having lots of sewing and blogging time in graduate school have obviously not been realized. The most I've had time to do is start an instagram for my professional/school endeavors, which can be found @thesartorialsleuth. So my new goal is that I'm hoping to do a more in depth recap… Continue reading Completed: Folkwear Dirndl Blouse