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A 'Double-Duty' 1931 Day Dress

     This "new" vintage dress which I have recently made is an all-around transitional piece, in more ways than one.  It offers a print and fabric and colors all perfect for the varying temperatures of both fall and spring.  At the same time, as a vintage/historical garment, my dress is a mix of styles and fashion ideals which were used through three decades: the 20's, the 30's, and the 40's.  Wow...that's a lot to go into something to wear!  It might be unusual, and certainly different - but a…See More
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Kelly B. posted a blog post

'Lady in Lace' - an Early 1920's Tea Dress

     Amongst all the products in the world of fabric and textiles, there is nothing quite like lace which has stood through every century as an icon for everything about being feminine.  Lace especially meant more in the 20's, as a sort of compliment by contrast, when the silhouette of the era was…See More
Oct 8
Kelly B. posted a blog post

Prohibition? Bah! Time for a Mid-20's Speakeasy Party Dress

     In the history of America, the thirteen years (1920 to 1933) during which citizens were meant to go dry from alcoholic liquids unintentionally became a time for much of the opposite to sobriety.  The era of the "flapper-and-gangster" cocktail drinking crowd was born, and flagrant law-breaking lived alongside the sober and those that loved fun times.     I've always loved the history of the 1920's and 30's, but recently learned a whole lot more about what was going on in those eras thanks…See More
Oct 5
Kelly B. posted a blog post

Three Piece 1940's Pajama Set for My Hubby

     Comfy cozy night wear and lounging attire are oftentimes, for one reason or another, neglected from the sewn projects of busy seamstresses like myself.  Sewing such items in vintage...especially for men...is a whole other unexplored area in the sewing world.  Speaking from my own previous ideas, night and lounging wear are over-looked too often because the final item doesn't get worn out and about to be seen in public (unless you write a blog post about them!) and thus forgotten amidst so…See More
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Kelly B. posted a blog post

Assembling a 1920's Tux Ensemble: Part 1 - Buttoned Spats

     Having more 20s themed parties and events to attend, together with a great vintage find of an old tuxedo jacket and pants, has entailed my working towards putting together everything necessary to historically suit up my hubby like a "white tie" gentleman from the Jazz Age.      This post is "part 1" of what will more than likely be a total of three, maybe four, total increments to reach a complete 1920's Tuxedo ensemble.  The other parts will be the shirt (and collar), vest, and a…See More
Aug 29
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"Summer in the City..." the Burda Style Way

     Ah, yes...summer in the city, when it's hot out and the perfect time to sew up a new and bold, modern-styled shift dress.  Like my "grey T-shirt re-fashion" (the previous post), this dress was definitely another impulse project, fulfilling a dual 'need' of the moment - my desire for a new modern easy project, and my new found love for Burda Style patterns.       The year…See More
Aug 28

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This week, we're going to the unfinished projects pile for The Return of the UFO Upload your photo and tag it "UFO"

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  • October 15 UFO Challenge
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  • October 29 Halloween
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The Sew Weekly Reunion 2013 1 Reply

Hello all!We are having the Sew Weekly Reunion and would love it if you could join us.For more info, please check out …Continue

Started by Adey Lim in Sew Weekly Themed Sew-Alongs. Last reply by adriana Nov 14, 2013.

challenge copyright

Does anyone know if the challenges have some kind of copyright to them?  I wanted to put some up on another forum.  Have e-mailed Mena, but no reply so far. SarahContinue

Started by Sarah Day in Sew Weekly Themed Sew-Alongs Jun 11, 2013.

Pattern ideas, 1 yard of canvas weight fabric 4 Replies

I got a little carried away buying this fabric and now I don't know what to do with it! After shipping costs and customs charges it was really expensive but I think its super cute and too scared to commit to cutting something out.Originally brought…Continue

Started by Arnika knight in Resources and Such. Last reply by Kristine Fachet May 13, 2013.

London Sewing Meet up

Im running a sewing meet up April 20th. You are invited to join me and other 30 talented sewist for a day of sewing chatter and fabric shopping.Date: April 20, 2013.10:30 Met at V&A. I will be waiting for you at the museum grand entrance.…Continue

Started by Rachel Pinheiro in Meet & Greet Apr 9, 2013.

 
 
 

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