Butterick 8188 – A Bed Jacket as Outerwear

Whilst some articles of clothing seem to have waned in popularity in recent years, this doesn't mean that the style of garment may never be worn again. In this post, I explore using a vintage bed jacket pattern from the late 1930s, to make an outerwear jacket that can withstand the recent dropping temperatures! Since … Continue reading Butterick 8188 – A Bed Jacket as Outerwear

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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

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

1930s Sewing With How To Do Fashion

Whilst I genuinely love original vintage sewing patterns, I also enjoy working with new sewing patterns; both from the 'main' pattern companies, and smaller labels. Although the company or brand producing the patterns may differ, the individual patterns that I choose all have one thing in common - a strong vintage aesthetic. This is hardly surprising considering … Continue reading 1930s Sewing With How To Do Fashion