Tag Archive: vintage pattern

My graduation dress!

I have been sewing my own vintage design dress to wear for graduation and I’m pleased to tell you that, after all the tissues and issues, it was finished on time for graduation… Continue reading

Picking the fabric for my graduation dress

Now that I’m sure that the pattern for my graduation dress is right, I can crack on with making the real thing. The practice toile for my dress was a bit time consuming,… Continue reading

Tissues and Issues with the Toile

Toiles are a great way of practising making a dress, but they’re even better for checking the fit of a garment. So I’ve just tried on my toile, and guess what? It doesn’t… Continue reading

Making the toile for my vintage style graduation dress.

My desire for a killer dress for graduation, as well as my own insatiable need to look just like Joan from Mad Men, has brought me to the decision me to sew my… 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

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

Channelling Jackie Kennedy with Simplicity 5320

Think of a 1960s suit, and you can’t help but┬áthink of that iconic pink ensemble that was designed by Chanel and worn by Jackie Kennedy. If, like me, vintage Chanel is slightly out… Continue reading

McCall’s 6684 – a close match for Mad Men’s Joan Holloway?

I am so excited about this pattern, and I cannot wait to start making it once all the Christmas festivites are over. I already have some fabric in mind, and I think that… Continue reading