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This Week


From top left to bottom right:

1.) I found the perfect vintage pattern to recreate my Peggy dress for $7.50 on eBay! (Thanks to an amazing commenter on my last post)

2.) I had lunch with a friend at a beautiful local green house cafe. It felt like spring in there and they had delicious cookies.

3.) I found a bunch of 1960’s patterns at Goodwill that I know Erin will love!

4.) I fell in love with this cute vintage blouse from a second hand shop. It buttons up the back.

5.) I bought a hand screened fat quarter print by Skinny laMinx from nido.

6.) I got a reprint of Sew and Save in the mail from Alexandra. (Thank you!!)

7.) I couldn’t pass up this 1940’s hospital gown pattern also found at Goodwill for $0.99!

8.) I was putting off doing the blind hem on my Sew For Victory dress because my hand sewing isn’t great, but Lucille helped me through it and I got it done. It doesn’t look too bad actually.

9.) I heard Lucille digging around in my fabric scraps again and found her on her bed with them. She likes to make nests.

Also this week, I saw my face in the April issue of Making Magazine!!

Making is a UK magazine so it’s a bit hard to find in the states unfortunately. I downloaded an e-copy with an app called Pocket Mags.


I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited for The Great Gatsby movie to come out in May! Are you interested in a Gatsby themed sew along in time for the premier? Let Erin know!

Don’t forget to add your finished Sew For Victory garments to the Flickr pool, and then comment on this post for a chance to win some prizes! I can’t wait to share my finished dress (and everyone else’s) soon!


How was your week?

  • Alexandra Cuckoo

    Hurray! I’m glad the book finally arrived! I hope it’s of use!

  • That really is the perfect pattern for your inspiration dress, color and everything! Also, Lucille has the sweetest face ever.

  • Brigid

    Yay! SO glad you found the pattern! That will be awesome!
    I love that blouse! And where can you find that reprint of Sew and Save? I would really like to know for some research that I am going to be doing in a few weeks.

  • sewperstitious

    I am curious to see the finished dress. 🙂

  • Jessica Cangiano

    That sounds like an absolutely lovely week! I adore that you found a vintage hospital gown pattern. I’ve spent plenty of time wearing the modern version and they leave so very, very much to be desired. I bet a vintage version would be the bee’s knees though and make any hospital stay more bearable.

    ♥ Jessica


    I love that you found the exact same sewing pattern for Peggy’s shirtdress…how cool! Also, just letting you know that I made your SfV deadline by the skin of my teeth..hehe! Post in now on my blog and I’ve added some photos to the Flickr group!

  • lol, Lucille snuggles with the fabric scraps?? sooo cute! 🙂 sounds like an awesome week.

  • Rebecca Wagner

    The blouse is adorable 🙂

  • Holy crap I had no idea it was THE same dress pattern!! Beyond awesome!! Also, that is so SO cool about the magazine, and how much do I love that we were both in British crafty mags this spring. 😀 That is a fab write up, you rock!!

  • I love the screen print deer fabric. Cute!

    Not to mention the look on Lucille’s face. She looks very proud of her nest haha. Harley gets like that too, but because he is little we make his “Taj Mahal” nest for him (pillows, his dog bed then a layer of a duvet, then a layer of a comforter, followed by a blanket and topped off with fleecey pjs)

  • You are the most amazing BBFF!!! Xoxo

  • sewinsteady

    That IS Peggy’s dress! Wow, how lucky! 🙂 I can’t wait to see your sewn-up version.

  • thequirkypeach

    OH MY GOODNESS! I can’t believe you found that dress pattern for the Peggy Dress – it is perfection! I’m still trying to decide on a cute pattern / fabric for spring for the mad men challenge – ahhhh- procrastinate much? lol 🙂