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smooth sailing on a sea of victory

By On April 23, 2014

It’s no secret that I’ve been struggling with my sewing for quite some time now. Quite a long time actually. I never seem to sew things that fit me or suit my… Read More

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dubarry sewing – best colors for your type

By On April 10, 2014

Today I have some images from a great sewing booklet by DuBarry Patterns, published in 1945. It includes tons of tips and techniques for sewing success as well as a really great… Read More

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1946 FABRICS

By On March 28, 2014

If you’re still undecided about what fabric to use for your Sew For Victory project, here’s a few photos to help inspire you. The clothing styles, as well as fiber contents, did… Read More

Free Download - 16 page PDF and eBook - Butterick Fashion News April 1943
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BUTTERICK FASHION NEWS – APRIL 1943

By On March 26, 2014

Another free download for you! This issue of Butterick Fashion News contains sixteen pages of beautiful illustrations of the latest sewing patterns available in April 1943. There are some seriously gorgeous styles… Read More

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BALLOON ANIMAL PARTY – 1948

By On February 25, 2014

When I stumbled upon this series of photos in the Google LIFE archives I could hardly believe my eyes or contain my giggles. The photos are clearly from some sort of large… Read More

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MCCALL 5557 – PART TWO

By On February 23, 2014

After the weather put a damper on my first attempt to photograph this skirt, I decided to write about it in two parts. In Part One I shared all about the “guts”… Read More

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preparing for pants

By On January 29, 2014

Next up on my Twelve Pattern Challenge agenda: Pants. I already have a pants pattern in my T.P.C queue but there are a few things that are making me hold off on… Read More

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MCCALL 5557 – PART ONE

By On January 22, 2014

The weather is still brutally cold and windy so I haven’t been able to get more real outfit photos like I want, but I can show you the bones of my skirt… Read More

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my twelve pattern challenge

By On January 3, 2014

I had a big enlightening moment at the end of 2013 that sparked an idea that would overhaul my entire approach to sewing. Last year I was constantly choosing patterns to sew… Read More

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organic cotton archer – 1940s style

By On December 29, 2013

This project barely took anytime to come to fruition in my brain. I quite literally live in button up shirts (even sleep in them) so it was absolutely essential that I make… Read More