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there was a lesson learned in that netflix marathon, i swear

By On August 8, 2014

It’s pretty obvious that I’m on a shirt making kick lately. It’s gone beyond that actually. I’m borderline obsessed with trying to find the perfect shirt pattern for myself, one that I… Read More


how to sew a shirt hem with bias tape

By On August 4, 2014

I have a new tutorial on the Craftsy blog that I wanted to share here as well in case you missed it. As I mentioned previously, this is my new favorite method… Read More


reviews and revelations

By On July 31, 2014

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the new Bronte pattern by Jennifer Lauren. It’s a super cute 40s inspired knit top that’s great for beginners or those new to sewing with… Read More

Casual Vintage Style

flamingos and gingham

By On July 28, 2014

Well I committed the ultimate sewing sin and made this shirt almost a full year ago and have yet to blog about it. I know! I’m sorry! My poor excuse is: it… Read More


cotton and steel mustang shirt

By On July 21, 2014

Well this is probably the coolest shirt I’ve ever made! If I didn’t rave about Cotton & Steel enough in my last post, you’ve got to check out this company! Melody Miller… Read More


weekend work in progress

By On July 18, 2014

I know I’m supposed to be working on my 1940s Rodeo Gal shirt but my Cotton and Steel pre-order just arrived from Hawthorne Threads, so naturally I had to drop everything and… Read More


bias tape is my friend

By On July 7, 2014

After sharing photos of my Fourth of July button-up shirt, a few of you wanted to see how I used bias tape on the neckline and hem. I also recently wrote a… Read More

Casual Vintage Style

three cheers for the red, white, and lu

By On July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day, America – and a happy weekend to All! Wil and I are keeping it low-key and hoping to see some fireworks in the park later with the family. We’ve… Read More


planning the rodeo gal shirt

By On July 2, 2014

I’m currently working on a muslin version of the 1940s Rodeo Gal shirt by Decades of Style, which was originally released by the McCall pattern company in 1946. I love having reproduction… Read More


sew inspired – vintage western wear

By On June 30, 2014

I just got a new pattern in the mail (the 1940s Rodeo Gal), so this week I’m gathering inspiration to recreate a vintage inspired western shirt. I’m drawn to the contrasting fabrics… Read More