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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…

Lampshade Rehab – A Quick and Easy How To

Lampshade Rehab – A Quick and Easy How To

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By Andrea So, I was pretty pleased to come across this sweet mid-century lamp at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago.   When I snatched it up, I was originally intending to clean up the shade.  However, upon closer inspection, I discovered that there was a crack in…

Tutorial Time! Making Hidden-Tab Style Curtains and Working With Vintage Fabric – Part 2

Tutorial Time!  Making Hidden-Tab Style Curtains and Working With Vintage Fabric – Part 2

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by Andrea Last week, we covered some things to look for when purchasing your fabric for your curtains and measuring and cutting out.  Now it’s time to get sewing! First things first, we’re going to take the panel that we cut in half lengthwise and sew it to the other…

Repro Pattern Review – Butterick 6410

Repro Pattern Review – Butterick 6410

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by Andrea This week, I’ve got for you a review of Butterick 6410, which was originally issued in 1935, but reproduced in around 1999 or so.  It’s now out of print, but pretty easy to come by on eBay or Etsy for a reasonable price.   I love the look…

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