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.
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]
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
Handmade gifts are the best. I love receiving handmade items, either by the person gifting it or bought from a craft fair, small business etc. They just feel so interesting and special knowing an individual has spent time and love to make it. I also really, really enjoy making gifts for people! This year was … Continue reading Sewing Gifts: Headbands and Bow Ties
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]
Tropical birthday dress take two for 2018. Following 2017's fabulous birthday creation, I was thrilled to be asked by Miss Meggie for a new dress to wear to her 2018 birthday soiree. The key words for this project were exotic, topical and vintage pin up - basically the dress had to be flippin' fabulous!! Given … Continue reading Miss Meggie’s Perfectly Pinup Birthday Dress – 2018
I won't actually admit how long ago I made these shorts and therefore how long it's taken me to blog about them! However, seeing as the sun has only just shown itself and allowed for their first outing, I'm going to excuse myself the delay! So, after identifying a gap in my handmade wardrobe I … Continue reading Sewing summer shorts: Butterick 6354 x Patterns by Gertie
This weekend I went to a vintage car rally at the magnificant Breamore House and Countryside Museum in Hampshire, and it was glorious! This is my second year attending and I can see its going to become a yearly day out for me! The event has been running for several years now and it's not … Continue reading Day out: Vintage car rally at Breamore House