Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Vogue 9247

You can never have too many shirtwaist variations and this one is no exception! Vogue 9247, circa 1957. Features a gored skirt, released unpressed pleats and joins the bodice at the waist-line. Buttoned through front extension band below shaped collar. Three quarter length sleeves gathered to linked button French cuffs and short sleeves with extension [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity 3395

I can't resist a dress with Big Full Pleated Skirt! 1960s Misses One Piece Dress with Detachable Collar: Dress has front button closing in bodice and V front neckline. Kimono sleeves are cut in one with center front and center back sections. Skirt is softly pleated. View 1 has a self fabric belt and self [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Advance 7965

My favorite part of this design is the ribbon tie at the back of neck! Advance 7965; circa 1950s; "Sew Easy" Dress ... Only Four Pattern Pieces! Bodice front and Back, Skirt Front and Back. Short sleeve and wide pointed collar in one with bodice sections and seamed at shoulders. Collar frames deep V-neckline. Flaring [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity 8444

Lady in red! This style boasts class and sophistication. Simplicity 8444, circa 1951; Misses' and Women’s Dress in Afternoon and Evening Lengths in Half Sizes: Bodice has gathers at front shoulders and soft pleats at front and back waistline. The scalloped neckline is V shape. View 1 has a lace bodice and crop sleeves. Five [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity 2531

In light of the epic heatwave that we in the Northeastern part of the US have been cursing, here is a cool and refreshing glimpse of a darling 1958 beachwear pattern by Simplicity. The pattern is comprised of Jr. Misses' and Misses' Top, Shorts, Jacket and Wrap-Around Skirt: Fitted top has shaped upper front edge [...]

Stitch Bitch

From the moment I heard the reserved cadency from the rise and fall of the presser foot and all of its shiny chrome components, I knew that she had to be mine. 'She,' being a circa 1955 Singer sewing machine with the shiny black paint and the iconic gold filigree decals placed in all of the right [...]