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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.…

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…

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Throw Pillow!

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Throw Pillow!

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By Sara In AZ   OK, sooooooo……I found this teeny-tiny scrap of fabric at the thrift store a while back and I could not leave it behind…..but what to do with it….what to do? I loved the atomic design so I thought – why not make a pillow! I washed…

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…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 2

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Last week we were left with this as the final picture in Part 1 of the curtain making extravaganza….. …..two big heaps of barkcloth fabric. I bought the fabric on close-out from Full Swing Textiles. This is a fabulous barkcloth fabric…..very heavy and thick…how I wish…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 1

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ OK, so…sheets in the front window. I know, I know – it’s really not the statement I wanted to make to the neighborhood but what’s a girl to do when atomic barkcloth is SO hard to find in mass quantity?! So the window has been like…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

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by Andrea   Fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what pieces you would like to add to your fall wardrobe!  I’ve got a top pick from each of the big name pattern manufacturers – let’s have a look.   B7040 Burda Style Dress…

Retro Sewing Roundup–Beachwear For The Ladies Edition

Retro Sewing Roundup–Beachwear For The Ladies Edition

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by Andrea   It seems a lot of North America has been flung into summer – I know it’s suddenly become super hot around here!  Tis has definitely got me thinking beach.  If you’re looking to sew something vintage styled for your beachwear, I’ve got looks from the 30s to…

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