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Retro Glam Mix-it-up: 1970s Crochet Tassle Belt

The Secretary Blouse with Pussycat Bow is almost finished. And this time the results are very, very good. I’ve learned how to competently use the 4-step buttonholer that came with my Janome 3/4 Sewing Machine. 205 more words

Vintage Accessories

Saturday Special: Simplicity 5181

I can see this 1972 dress in a shot cotton – just a little bit of a sheen would dress it up nicely.

Misses’ dress: Princess seamed dress with back zipper closing has short set-in sleeves, front pleats and optional purchased belt. 23 more words

Sewing Patterns

Saturday Special: Butterick 4714

When I get over my fear of sewing stretch fabric, I’ll make a bunch of these 1970s pullover knit dresses and it will be my official round-the-house uniform! 37 more words

Sewing Patterns

Free Patterns : Fair Isle and Colourwork 1.

Click for the full pattern on Google Doc or scroll down for all the pictures. I love the description of an “up to the minute fashion waistcoat.”

Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

Saturday Special: Style 4035

This week we jump to 1973 and a lovely little shift dress. I’d make View 3, probably with the buttons in a contrasting colour.

Dress with shaped high-line bodice has lowered neckline, panelled skirt, back zipper and button trim. 25 more words

Sewing Patterns

Oscar Buzz: 1970s style in Inherent Vice

The Oscars are this weekend! I’m always so fascinated to see who takes home best costume, since a lot of the best costumes entail some type of vintage aesthetic. 129 more words