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  • luckylucille_marlenetrousers10

    a haircut, a cat, and a pair of pants.

    I finished these pants last week but haven’t had a chance to share them until today. I love all this Spring rain we’ve been getting but Wil and I always seem to miss the…

    May 21, 2014
  • Free Download - 16 page PDF and eBook - Butterick Fashion News April 1943

    Butterick Fashion News – April 1943

    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 in this…

    March 26, 2014
  • luckylucille_mccall5557_parttwo_7

    MCCALL 5557 – PART TWO

    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” of my…

    February 23, 2014
  • 1930s_1940s_flyfront_trousers

    preparing for pants

    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 it for…

    January 29, 2014
  • luckylucille_mccall5557_1

    MCCALL 5557 – PART ONE

    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 in the…

    January 22, 2014
  • twelvepatternchallenge

    my twelve pattern challenge

    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 that never…

    January 3, 2014
  • finishedarcher8

    Organic Cotton Archer – 1940s Style

    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 one for…

    December 29, 2013
  • nov1947featured

    Simplicity Preview – January 1947

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Here’s a little present for you – Simplicity’s mini sewing pattern catalog from 1947, full of beautiful New Look styles to inspire you in the New Year! Please feel…

    December 25, 2013