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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…

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…

Vintage Fabric Haul – Be Still My Heart!

Vintage Fabric Haul – Be Still My Heart!

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By Arleen I was hit by a stroke of luck this past weekend! I found a great stash of fabric! FINALLY! As we walked up to the store, I noticed a sign on the window detailing the assortment of fabrics inside. I wasn’t immediately excited, but thought I should take…

Tools of the Trade – Vintage Sewing Kit Favorites

Tools of the Trade – Vintage Sewing Kit Favorites

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by Arleen   When you sew or craft, there is an arsenal of tools that comes with it. In my world, some tools are necessary, and some don’t have the utmost purpose, but their charm reminds me of why I do what I do. Here are a couple pieces of…

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…

Vintage Simplicity 4703 – Embroidered Western Shirt

Vintage Simplicity 4703 – Embroidered Western Shirt

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By Arleen I have been hunting for a good western shirt pattern for some time. Finally, Etsy has brought me some good fortune and I found a gem! My honky tonkin’ honey has been begging me to sew him a western shirt that he can wear for gigs, and this…

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