[Ad - paid promotion] I’m so excited to be teaming up with Simplicity and Craft Cotton Co for this next sewing project. Simplicity and Craft Cotton Co have partnered up to create a really exciting new line of organic cotton fabrics! The fabrics feature illustrations from vintage Simplicity patterns printed onto a beautiful organic cotton … Continue reading Craft Cotton Co + Simplicity Fabric Dress – S8591
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)
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!
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 was so excited to be contacted by Sewn Magazine a few months ago and asked to provide a project to be featured in the November/December edition of the magazine to fit with their theme - A Very Merry Vintage Christmas. I love Christmas and I love a themed outfit so of course I was … Continue reading Sewing: A Very Merry Vintage Christmas [Sewn Magazine feature]
I was struck this week by the need for a quick sewing project - I wanted to start it immediately and I wanted to finish it before dinner!I To the sewing room, and que spending an hour of potential sewing time just looking through all my sewing patterns gets my distracted by multiple beautiful options. … Continue reading Sewing: Autumnal Wrap Skirt [Style 2161]