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

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)

1970s · Simplicity Patterns · Tops and Blouses · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: Simplicity 7517 (1976)

Like many of my WIPs that I am trying get out of backlog, this project was started 2 years ago, specifically for Vintage Pledge 2017. It feels good to have it done! Pattern: Simplicity 7517 (1976) Fabric: Muslin leftovers, assorted fabric scraps. Notions: Vintage bias binding (thrifted and from stash), thread (from stash), topstitch needle.… Continue reading Completed: Simplicity 7517 (1976)