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Bodacious Barbies

Bodacious Barbies

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By Julia I was cleaning up around the house this week when I came upon my mom’s Barbies from the 60s. I remember playing with them as a child myself- my vintage Barbie was always the grandma because she didn’t look like the other Barbies in the group. But I…

Making Western Pin Up Dreams Come True!

Making Western Pin Up Dreams Come True!

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Howdy y’all! Today we I talking all about my favorite little western pin-up outfit that was sewn just for lil’ ol’ me by my lovely friend, Joan of Monica J Veronica Designs. You can find her on Instagram @monicajveronicadesigns for vintage inspired handmade lovelies and a ton of beautiful vintage…

New Year – New {MOD} Dress!

New Year – New {MOD} Dress!

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by Arleen I’ve held onto this lovely pattern for some months now, waiting to come upon the perfect piece of fabric to give it a go. On my recent fabric haul at my local vintage haunt, I found a great plaid tweed that ended up being perfect. I was a…

Happy New Year……A Little Bit Early!

Happy New Year……A Little Bit Early!

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By Sara In AZ   Since we are a mere three days away from the start of the New Year I thought I’d post a few festive pictures to get everyone in the party spirit! Image from gary.jaffe on Instagram Image from meloovintage on Instagram Image from gary.jaffe on Instagram…

Butterick B6453 – Like A Glove!

Butterick B6453 – Like A Glove!

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by Arleen This week I took a break from gift sewing and made a little time for me-sewing. Also known as selfish sewing. Ah yes, my guilty favorite. My whole inspiration for learning to sew in the first place; not only the desire, but the need to wear something beautiful…

Make-Up Brush Roll Tutorial

Make-Up Brush Roll Tutorial

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By Arleen   Over the weekend, I vended my first ever craft market! I heard about it on Thursday, and I made miracles happen to have a few items to sell come Sunday. I wanted something quick to sew, pretty on the eyes, yet totally functional for gifting. Ta-Da! The…

A Saucy Rita for Turkey Day

A Saucy Rita for Turkey Day

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by Arleen On my recent travels to Texas, I purchased an eye-catching plaid in all the perfect fall colors. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. It would make a great Rita Blouse! I’ve made a couple versions so far, so I was feeling really eager and confident…

Holy Yokes! Pt. 2 of 2!

Holy Yokes! Pt. 2 of 2!

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by Arleen Last week I set out to make the sweetest little dresses you ever did see. I used this basic dress pattern I found on Etsy with several yoke variations all on the same skirt. It even included basic embroidery stitches, so you can really add all the details.…

Holy Yokes! Vintage Dress Pattern – Two ways! – Pt. 1 of 2

Holy Yokes! Vintage Dress Pattern – Two ways! – Pt. 1 of 2

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By Arleen Holy yokes! Here it is. The new (old!) wardrobe staple for your favorite little miss! Some years back I came across this pattern and added it to my Birch Sewing list. We always need to sew up samples, so it’s wise to keep an arsenal of utterly adorable…

My Vintage Apron Collection – Part 1

My Vintage Apron Collection – Part 1

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By RetroRuth If you’ve seen my recent post about making labels for my reorganized kitchen, you know I recently went through everything hanging around in my kitchen and pantry cabinets, purging and moving things around mostly just to drive Tom crazy. During that process, I sorted through my vintage apron collection.…

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