Tag Archive: new york

Sewing the perfect vintage day dress for spring (Sew-Easy 3296)

The weather is just starting to get warmer in Britain, and at last we can enjoy the outdoors again. It’s the time of year when you start thinking about floral prints and floaty… Continue reading

Van Cleef & Arpels, NYC

Very many thanks to my kind friend, Steven, for sending in these gorgeous photos of the┬áVan Cleef & Arpels store in New York. These wonderful images brightened up my week no end, and… Continue reading

Best Dressed at the New York Met Gala

The theme for this year’s Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York, was “white tie and diamonds”. The event, hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, was a spectacle… Continue reading

Simplicity 5790 – a dead ringer for Joan Holloway?

I have been buying vintage patterns online again, and this time I think I may just have found another pattern for a Joan dress. Simplicity 5790 has a gorgeous plunging neckline, revealing an… Continue reading

New vintage sewing project!

Okay, so I’m already half way through making a vintage vogue princess seam day dress, but I have run into a slight difficulty. When I was pinning the pattern onto the fabric I… Continue reading

Misadventures in dressmaking – thank God I was only making a toile

Last time I wrote about my latest project, the vintage Vogue dress, I was copying out the pattern. The next thing you need to do after this stage is to simply cut out… Continue reading

Dear Secret Admirer

There could be no better way for you to declare your feelings than by giving a small token of your affection. Roses are lovely, diamonds are great, but Vogue couture is transcendent. The… Continue reading

Becoming a Mad Men poster girl with Simplicity 3446

A few days ago I made a killer purchase online. I managed to get my hands on a vintage pattern that I think could be a real match for that orange dress Christina… Continue reading

Adventures in dressmaking – copying a pattern

When working with vintage patterns, sometimes you can find that the pattern you’ve bought is a bit fragile. All the vintage dealers I buy from are excellent at describing the condition of what’s… Continue reading