I have finally gotten around to scanning a small collection of vintage patterns given to me by someone with whom I used to work. It is a fun little collection, so I thought I'd share them here. Most of them are my size, so that's extra exciting! Est. 1918. Photo by author. Est. 1923. Photo… Continue reading Vintage Pattern Stash Additions
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!
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
Time Frame: May – September 2016 Pattern: McCall’s 6696, shirtdress with cup options Fabric: 100% quilter's cotton by Lisette from JoAnn's Notions: Size 12 needle, pearl buttons from JoAnn’s, bias tape from stash, thread Size: 12, D cup Alterations: Take up at mid-armscye 1 1/4" back and front. Take up at lengthen/shorten line of bodice… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 6696 Shirtdress
This project was completed last June, its final stages completed on a road trip west to Utah... This shirt is what I envision myself wearing if I were on, say, Death in Paradise, The Finder, CSI Miami or Hawaii Five-Oh and living out my fantasy life as a scientist/amateur detective in the tropics. Time Frame:… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 6436 “Keys Casual” Sleeveless Shirt
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)
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