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Jean Muir: Butterick Patterns

This summer, after extensive renovations, the National Museum of Scotland opened its new galleries, including a Fashion and Style gallery. Jean Muir’s archive is housed in the museum, so the new gallery returns this important collection of her work to public view. 869 more words


The H Dress 

Next in my alphabet of makes was the H Dress ~ the Hot Pink Dress. I’ll be keeping this post fairly short as it’s not a particularly successful make, or one I’ve worn more than once or twice. 399 more words

One week, One pattern 2016

For the first time I am going to join in the challenge. I think that the timing will work out OK for trying to wear the same pattern at some point each day of the week. 226 more words


Fall 2016 Butterick Pattens

The 2016 fall collection from Butterick is here!  On the whole I feel like I am most excited by the vintage reprints and historical costumes, but there are a few more modern designs that I think are quite nice.   620 more words


DIY top with waist tucks and bell sleeves

Greetings from the sultry streets of Portland. The temperature rarely rises above ninety degrees here in the rose city, but this week has been extraordinary. Two days have topped out at 100+ and more hot days are ahead. 406 more words

Vintage Patterns Galore!

I mentioned last week that I’d received around a hundred old patterns from my aunt, some of which were her mom’s (my grandmother’s).  Most of the patterns are from the sixties and seventies, and they vary in style from “ooh, that’s a wonderful dress” to “goodness, I guess people really did dress like that”.   485 more words