Vintage Jacket finished….. The reveal.

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So a while back I started a vintage jacket make from the late 50’s from a pattern I picked up on eBay. Vogue 9445, size 40. Read part 1 here and part 2. Today I finished it and am very happy. I chose a nice black pin corduroy, silver lining for the body and red lining […]

Tiny clothes time

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So having, as usual, plenty of fabric left from my previous make, I thought it was time to make something for our, now 1 month old, son Harry. Being denim it had to be some dungarees and here is the finished item. I made up a pattern and cut the fabric. Front and back centre […]

Jeans for mum

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Well I have taken a short rest from my vintage jacket: It is coming along nicely with collar finished and lining now going in and I even made inside pockets! However I felt a rest was needed so made some jeans. Why? Well if you know anything about being pregnant you will know that, unfortunately, […]

Vintage Jacket make. Update

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A quick update on the vintage Jacket I am making. Progress has gone well. The sleeves have been set-in and padding made for sleeves and shoulders as per the pattern. I have attached the interfacing (canvas woven) and done a lot of hand-stitching. I said in my last post I could see lots of hand stitching, […]

Vintage patterns are beautiful!

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Well in my last post i mentioned starting a late 1950’s pattern for a regulation sports jacket and I have made a start.  Wow! what a difference. Firstly the pattern is not printed but cut and punched with holes to represent different things.  Secondly the instructions are beautiful, not only in looks but quality. I […]