The Pair of Vintage Sew and Sews next project is ...jumper dresses! Not the snuggly knitted kind though, the vintage layering kind which is more commonly known as a pinafore dress in the UK. The pinafore dress has been in fashion in one form or another since the 14th century! In the last 100 years … Continue reading Pair of Vintage Sew and Sews: Jumper Dress (project 6)
I recently wrote an article for the wonderful Sewcialists blog, all about a 'zero-waste' sewing project I recently made. Click HERE to read my article! New Trousers and Hair Bows Passing the Playtime Test! The Sewcalists theme this month is all about zero waste sewing and they've got a whole load of fabulous articles from … Continue reading Sewcialists Zero Waste Sewing Project
For the latest Pair of Vintage Sew and Sews project we make the Peter Pan Bolero from Charm Patterns and The Gable Top from Jennifer Lauren Handmade.
For mine and Lisa’s next project in our Pair Of Vintage Sew and Sews series we decided to branch out from Gertie dresses (!!) and chose to make….trousers! Being that we both love the vintage aesthetic we chose a high waisted pair, with wide leg and sailor button detailing. The pattern is The Shannon Collection … Continue reading Pair Of Vintage Sew and Sews: Simple Sew Shannon Trousers (project 4)
Pair of Vintage Sew and Sews project 3 - the Rita Blouse. So cute, so vintage, so simple!
This fabric is all the pastel, ice cream colour goals! I found this fabric at a car boot sale about 5 years ago and although it cost tuppence I just loved the colour combo and width of the stripes so much that I've never made it into anything because I was worried I wouldn't do … Continue reading Sewing: Candy Stripe Lounge Suit [New Look 6518]
Lisa and I are back again with another project! Sewing the same pattern making any adaptations needed to suit our bodies and style. Staying true to our adoration of Gertie and her Charm Patterns, we decided to make the Night and Day Dress. If you don’t know the Night and Day Dress, it’s a pattern … Continue reading Pair of Vintage Sew and Sews (Project 2) – Night and Day Dress, Charm Patterns
I've had to wear glasses since I was very young so I'm well used to it but I haven't always enjoyed it. I was lucky that I avoided the era of NHS standard issue thick framed glasses but the choice on offer still left a lot to be desired. Through my late teens and early … Continue reading Stylish Spectacles
Welcome to the first episode in a set of projects that Lisa at Bobo Bun and I will be bringing you. Lisa and I have long been admiring each others makes and projects on Instagram and found that we were making so many of the same patterns. We both love vintage and are big fans … Continue reading Pair Of Vintage Sew and Sews (project 1) – Vintage Vogue 2960
I’m usually all about the recent history for my fashion and sewing projects but I was given a new challenge with this latest commission to make something completely different and out of my comfort zone! The Brief I was contacted by a dame in need of a Regency style costume for an upcoming concert version … Continue reading Costume Sewing: Regency Gown