Butterick 4743 · jersey · Sewing · Stretch · Vintage

Expectations and Assumptions – Butterick 4743

  One of the many things that I love about working with an older pattern is drawing deductions about the time that the pattern was written.  I have no clue where you would start to search for contemporary accounts from seventies seamstresses.  The archives of Houseparty or Womans Weekly?  It matters not, I’m shunning the… Continue reading Expectations and Assumptions – Butterick 4743

Family Circle Exclusive Pattern No.11 · foraged fabric · Sewing · Vintage

Delighted cackles

Yep.  Truly delighted cackles. Delighted cackles emitted, by me, on pulling this: from its hanger.  Yes, it’s so bright it’s attracted a fly.  Yes, it’s too bright for work.  Yes, the ancient cotton will tire quicker than a toddler on a trampoline. However. Whatever. Aloha autumn!  This dress is the colour of the nectarine that… Continue reading Delighted cackles

#SundressSew15 · McCall's 5881 · Sewing · Vintage

Your destination has been reached #SundressSew15

Did I do it?  Of course I did it.  I mean, I set myself an extraordinarily generous timescale.  Seventeen sleeps, hah!  It was finished with, well, about a day to spare. McCall’s 5881 in ‘Lilo Swimmers’ from Stone Fabrics, currently in their summer sale. McCall’s 5881, which I am astonished to find having just this… Continue reading Your destination has been reached #SundressSew15

foraged fabric · New Look 6626 · refashion · Sewing · Vintage

Things from other things

Felicitations fellow fabric fans.  How are things with you today?  Things are tickety-boo in our tiny township, the sky has been blue and the step count has been high. Good news because I’m part of a Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) team and step counts count.  Go Library Academicals! Yea-s… and back to the clothes. As I’ve… Continue reading Things from other things