Category: Getting Organized!

Butterick 2651 (1963)

Pattern Inventory: Part Three

In which I catalogue my collection of men’s and kid’s patterns. Menswear-wise, it’s a very limited handful of patterns. I just don’t come across that many, and they tend to be similar styles when I do. Usually bathrobes for some … Read More

McCall's 5113 (1976)

Pattern Inventory Adventures: Part Two

In which we catalogue and pack all of the 1970s patterns in my collection (plus some errant 50s/60s ones that somehow escaped my notice in the first part). The 1970s is often not taken seriously in terms of fashion eras. … Read More

Pattern envelope, pieces and instructions stacked for packing.

Pattern Inventory Adventures: Part One

Part of the ongoing reorganization going on around here involved going through my pattern stash to assess which ones might be candidates for wardrobe additions. This brought to my attention the need to sort through the entire collection, as well … Read More

Canvas sneakers being dyed to match a costume.

It’s been awhile…

Hello fine folks of the internet! It’s been far too long since I’ve put up new content, but as is usually the case it’s because I’ve been a busy bee in the other realms of life. A quick update (to … Read More

McCall's 5437 (1960)

Spring is in the air?

As many across North America are asking that same question – due to a sudden cold snap in March, I am thinking about my summer wardrobe. It’s something I routinely neglet to think about until the season has arrived and … Read More

The finished cover.

DIY: Sleeveboard Cover

As much as i love using vintage sewing supplies, sometimes they need a little love. My sleeveboard’s fabric cover was wearing through at the edges, so I decided to make a new one. Using the old cover as a pattern, … Read More