Tag: 1970s

Housewares found at garage sales and thrift stores in rural Manitoba.

Recent Finds: Summer 2014

Whilst I juggle several projects for clients and sadly neglect the made for me items, here are some fun things I’ve picked up recently… The Sawa 2000 De Luxe. There seem to be a lot of these around, and yet little info … Read More

A stack of lovely patterns!

Pattern Score!

Just thought I’d share an awesome cache of vintage patterns I came across today. Lots of kids stuff which I hope to make for the little people in my life and some great adult patterns too. It’s getting rarer that … Read More

The Diva Dress by HLB 2014.

Made for Me: The Diva Dress

Another dance party, another excuse to make myself something the week of the event… Made for another edition of the ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody‘ dance parties organized and DJ-ed by the fabulous House of Gold Diamonds, I wanted to … Read More

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1970s Maxi Skirt: McCall’s 5113

As part of my ongoing use my stash goals, I’ve made up view D of McCall’s 5113 from 1976. Details: ~ Made from a vintage curtain panel (thrifted). ~ Used modified view F pockets to match the zig-zag pattern of … Read More

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

Late 1950s/Early 1960s Dress Patterns: McCall's 4442, 5723 and 7482.

Weekend Finds!

I promise very soon to update with more actual project realted posts, but for now here are some lovely items I picked up  at garage sales this weekend. The first real score of the day was this UNOPENED in the … Read More

Vintage cottons for lovely summer frocks!

Recent Vintage Treasures

I’ve been busy busy working on a show, but the other day did some impromptu shopping at a place I forgot existed in an old warehouse in chinatown. I’d been there before but never fully explored the treasures to be … Read More