Tag: thrifted

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

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Throw Way Back: The Medieval Dress

For this instalment of Throw Way Back, I present this costume. I made it as the final project in a university costuming course 10 years ago. Taking it out of it’s storage (a 1960s vinyl travel case) to photograph it, … Read More

A complete pair. Mini oven mitts by HLB

Birthday makes for a 3 year old

My nephew recently turned 3, and I made him some things. First was a Fort Kit (as seen here on the interweb) using thrift store sheets and a pillowcase modded into a drawstring storage bag.   He loves to ‘cook’ … 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