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Butterick Clothes Ups of 1942

Another vintage sewing related video for you all today, this time from Butterick! I hope you all enjoy it and the 1940\s fashions!


On the Workbench...1940's Sewing Doll Mannequin, Part 4

Choices, choices…despite being limited in the colors & types of fabrics one would use to clothe this precious Mannequin, it is frankly difficult to make the final choice since the practical side says just three dresses – one outfit for each pattern in the set while the fashion conscious side says let’s make three outfits of each style pattern. 185 more words

Simplicity Acquired by CSS Industries, Inc.

There has been a lot of talk on Pattern Review about the recent acqusition of Simplicity by CSS Industries, Inc. which had already acquired Vogue/Butterick/McCall’s not too long ago, and I just wanted to share a few of my (rather scattered) thoughts on the subject. 650 more words


On the Workbench...1940's Sewing Doll Mannequin, Part 3

It seems like the restoration is jumping all over the place but since these posts are written step by step to give you all overall idea of how this goes, we will have to jump around a bit.  290 more words

Pinstripe Pantsuit Part 1: the Pants

Last month, I made these awesome high-waist pants. In the process, I made a good copy of the pattern including all of my personal alterations. 522 more words


On the Workbench...1940's Sewing Doll Mannequin, Part 2

Junior Miss, the Butterick Mannequin has had a mild cleaning & has dried.  The next step is to determine what to do about the box she originally came in. 255 more words