Du Barry Patterns 1930s Cape Dress

Have you had a sewing pattern in your stash for a few years, just waiting to be made? Du Barry 1230B for me is one such pattern, and today I share my experiences (and incorrect preconceptions) of sewing this dress. Back in this post, I shared my forthcoming sewing plans. Usually I make sewing plans, … Continue reading Du Barry Patterns 1930s Cape Dress

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Dye it Yourself – How I Dyed a Pair of Shoes

Have you ever looked at a pair of shoes you own and fancied dyeing them? Well dear readers, that is precisely what I did! In this blog post, I explore and share with you my experiences of dyeing a pair of shoes, using Tarrago Self Shine Colour Dye in Metallic High Silver. One of the advantages … Continue reading Dye it Yourself – How I Dyed a Pair of Shoes

Reconstructing History Sewing Pattern Review 1304

Today's post features a dress I made using the Reconstructing History 1304 sewing pattern. Reconstructing History are an American based sewing pattern company, specialising in reproducing historical patterns. The sheer range of sewing patterns available on the Reconstructing History website is quite astonishing. Reconstructing History offer a broad range of styles, periods and genres, from the … Continue reading Reconstructing History Sewing Pattern Review 1304

A Revival Retro 1920s Fashion Show at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Due to my interest in 1930s and 1920s fashions, I have been eager to visit the Fashion and Textile Museum to see their Jazz Age Fashion exhibition. Unfortunately, (mostly due to transport issues), I had not got around to doing so - until last week. Rather fortuitously, an invitation from Rowena at the fabulous Revival Retro dropped into my … Continue reading A Revival Retro 1920s Fashion Show at the Fashion and Textile Museum