Tag: pattern

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

EvaDress 1934 Frock (as separates) by Heather Lee Bea 2013.

Made for Me: 1934 Blouse & Skirts

At long last I have made another of my 1930s EvaDress patterns. The pattern is actually for a dress, but since I didn’t have quite enough rayon for the entire thing, I decided to do just the top and wear it … Read More

Modified Simplicity 5885. Pin tucks and collar detail.

Made for Me: 1965 Blouse

In my attempt to keep up with recent goals of making things for myself and also using my vintage pattern stash, I chose this 1965 blouse pattern:   This was my first button backed top pattern. I like the idea, … Read More

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Darts, the HLB Way

Whilst putting together one of my recent garments, I started thinking about how different sewists have different methods for common sewing techniques. It all depends where you learned to sew, and what works best for you. I’ve seen a number of … Read More