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[15 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Vintage Pattern: Simplicity 4228

I can’t watch Mad Men without searching for new patterns! Here’s the latest circa 1962! I love the draped bodice and I think it might be pretty if I make the drape and sleeves in lace or a sheer fabric or maybe do some color blocking. I’d love to hear your ideas!

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[24 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Sexy 1960’s Vintage Bombshell Dress Pattern (McCall’s 6998)

Here’s my latest vintage evening dress purchase. Isn’t it fabulous? And it’s even uncut! I think it’s definitely very classy and Va-va-voom despite its simplicity.  I am looking forward to making the cocktail length version one of these days. I need fabric ideas. Please share!

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[20 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
I Couldn’t Resist Buying This 1970’s Vintage Top & Dress Pattern Before Going to Bed

Even though I wrote in my last post a few minutes ago (about the vintage wrap dress I am working on) that I was going to bed, I had the 70’s on my mind, so I decided to hop on Etsy for a quick peek at the latest vintage patterns before hitting the sack. I really liked this cute McCalls top/dress pattern, so I snatched it up.
I think the maxi dress will look cute when I rock my natural hair in a big curly ‘fro.  I’m thinking about altering the …

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[20 Jan 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
In Progress: Simplicity 7705 – 1970’s Jiffy Wrap Dress (DVF Knock-Off)

I am currently working on a great 1970’s vintage wrap dress (Simplicity 7705). This pattern is a knock-off of the classic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, so I am eager to see how it turns out.

I bought the pattern when I was searching for the DVF Vogue 1549 pattern.  Actually, I bought two patterns because I am out of control obsessive when it comes to patterns.  I bought the first one on Ebay and then I bought another one shortly thereafter on Etsy (it was uncut and the price was …