This fairly new blog is just too much for me right now, especially as I already have a sewing blog. I came across another pattern that I have more than a passing familiarity with, and that is Simplicity This pattern is fromand this time it was my mother that did the sewing.
Sewing patterns can be hard to find in New York City! We have everything here! Except the normals things.
There are plenty of things that intimidate modern sewers about vintage patterns, but the scariest issue to overcome is usually sizing. Quite the opposite! Retro styles are especially flattering on women with curves.
This is really just the icing on the cake. Make sure you read the comments for more info from commenters who are much better versed in actual preservation than I am! A Rough Beginning When I started collecting vintage patterns over ten years ago they were a relatively undiscovered commodity.
Born: Pays Basque region of France She believes the clothes have a longevity that makes economic sense to the customer, always flattering, yet never trite; not classic, they are collectable for their quirky individuality. She even introduced her own stirrup trousers because, as she said at the time, "No one else's felt comfortable.
It captures Her Dorisness perfectly. Spot on. Just add the don't-mess-with-me gloves and the feminine-as-a-perfume-bottle pillbox hat, and you are there.
Here are some additional sources for where Gretchen goes to get her vintage sewing supplies. Happy shopping. The Blue Gardenia Phone: —
Enjoying a low-key birthday celebration. Scandal, music, His Bertness is cooking dinner. We will do a bigger fete this weekend. Gertie Sews Vintage Casual.
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