Lucky Lucille™

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


Hollywood Patterns – March 1941

By On July 17, 2014

Another free download for you! This mini catalog by Hollywood Patterns contains eight pages of vintage sewing inspiration from March, 1941. To purchase original catalogs (just like this one!) and sewing patterns,… Read More


three things

By On July 14, 2014

Well I’m a dummy and I stressed both of my wrists pretty badly this past week. Mostly from a combination of knitting with a cat on my arms, bowling, and typing a… Read More


short vintage hair

By On July 9, 2014

Every vintage era has at least one iconic hair cut or style that defines the period. Some decades are known for short hair and some aren’t, but the truth is: some women… 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



By On July 6, 2014

Yes I’m totally exploiting my brother’s fat cat in order to lure you in and take a peek haha! New Look! Lucky Lucille had a mini upgrade this weekend in order to… 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


apihappi – hand loomed fabrics from sri lanka

By On June 26, 2014

Recently I was contacted by a company called ApiHappi regarding a review of their hand woven fabrics. Founded by partners Aparna and Etosha, ApiHappi is a new creative endeavor that provides jobs… Read More