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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…

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…

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.…

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

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By Sara In AZ   So, what’s a girl to do when she loves poodles and would love with all her heart to have a poodle themed purse?! Well, make one – of course! I have a few vintage poodle appliques just lying around so I thought – why not…

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

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By Sara In AZ   Sooooooo, I’ve been planning out our hallway bathroom décor….in this bathroom that I re-painted the cabinets in……….. From day one this always was going to be the “poodle” bathroom! We are close to figuring out our tile for the room and I still need to…

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 8672

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 8672

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by Andrea   It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Retro Pattern Review to share, so I am excited to bring this one to you this week!  We’re taking a look at Simplicity 8672 from 1969.     What do you do when you’ve got a super girly, Star Wars…

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

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by Andrea   My daughter is a big fan of both princesses and dresses.  She’s gotten a ton of wear out of the dress that I made her back in August 2013, from Style 4641 (you can read my retro review on that one here).  However, after lengthening that one…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Exterior Reveal!

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Exterior Reveal!

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by Andrea To read the rest of the posts in my “My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia” series, click here. Those of you who were following along with my series may have been wondering what happened with my beloved Westi.  Most of the word that was being done on it between my…

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