Tags » Vintage Sewing Patterns

Style 3686 vintage pattern

I haven’t started this project yet but wanted to share what I had planned.
I went to my local charity shop for a quick browse and was very pleased to find a stack of sewing patterns for sale, almost all vintage styles from the 60’s and 70’s for 50p each!!! 222 more words


Family History and 1970s Dresses!

Vintage Sewing Patterns!

Here are some interesting artifacts from my family history.

A few years ago, my mom gave me a crate of sewing patterns from her youth in the 1970s, when it was more common for women to sew their own clothes. 108 more words


Lily's Flat Felled Seam a'thon...

It’s not and easy trick to learn, especially with a think denim… but it’s a great tool to use if you are teaching a child to sew straight. 43 more words

Workshop Projects

1930s girls fashion on the Singer 99

I have named my 1937 Singer 99 “Snow White” (1) because I like the irony, being that it’s a pitch black machine and (2) because that was the year Walt Disney’s classic came out. 23 more words


Bebarfald Bluebird sewing machine... Sewing Efficiency

A few pages on attachments for Bebarfald Bluebird fans… Sewing Efficiency is actually useful for anyone interested in sewing machine attachments, the application is essentially the same… Let me warn you some of the seam binding techniques are not that easy (on my Singer at least). 125 more words


A Hooded Bed Jacket

As it is a new year, of course I must begin this post with a hearty Happy New Year exclamation to you all! I have been absent from writing for longer than I intended, indeed for the usual reasons that a change of routine in the holidays brings, and also for some other reasons which I won’t go into here. 813 more words

Frocks & Fashion

Style 4890, butterflies, poincianas and a beautiful house

Just look at that poinciana. How beautiful? I love love love flowering trees, and from mid year till christmas, Darwin gets one flowering tree after another after another. 538 more words