Tag Archives: Vintage

Made up initiative -70’s dress re-fashion

I chose to re-fashion an old dress of my mum’s for my Made Up Initiative pledge. She’d given it to me last Christmas and I had a vague idea that it could be a skirt. I’m dead chuffed with how … Continue reading

Posted in handmade, sewing, vintage | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Made Up Initiative – my pledge

You are probably aware of this wonderful fundraising idea from Karen at Didyoumakethat and maybe taking part already. The challenge is to make something by September 10th in support of  the National Literacy Trust, a charity which aims to raise literacy levels in … Continue reading

Posted in handmade, sewing, vintage | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

FO: Simplicity 1692 vintage top

This is Simplicity 1962 a re-issue of this 1940s pattern from their archive. I went for view 3, a cute kimono sleeved top, with double pleats at the front and back. Although the pattern is very simple to sew, getting … Continue reading

Posted in handmade, sewing, vintage | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

FO: Vintage red wrap skirt

Here’s another UFO in the bag. The pattern is from Style, sew simple 2003. I was making it for last years Vintage Pattern pledge but progress stopped when The Coat started and sucked up all my sewing energy. I’m aiming for 3 … Continue reading

Posted in sewing | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Back to the 80’s – Vintage pattern pledge no. 2

I found this pattern in a charity shop and paid 50p for it. Judging from the photos on the front, you’d think they’d be giving it away. I can see Alexis or Crystal rockin’ one of these frocks. The sleeves … Continue reading

Posted in sewing | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Vintage Pattern Pledge – McCalls 3618 1970s top

This is a 70’s pattern I picked up at a sewing meet up a few years ago. I really like the top but the sleeves are a bit puffy for my taste so I left them out. I cut this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Horrockses fashions

I’m a big fan of Horrockses dresses and the Fashion and Textile Museum had an amazing exhibition of their swoon some dresses a few years ago. The prints are so exuberant and colourful, they just make me smile. I was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment