Cream Butterick Vintage 70’s Pants 4707

These pants started with a trip to Ikea. During my last trip to buy bookshelves for my living room I had to grab this extra large herringbone pattern cotton curtain I found in the clearance section at my local Ikea. I immediately envisioned a pair of 70’s style slacks. This 1977 Vintage Butterick Pattern in …

V9312 Refashioned Orange + White Stripe Dress

It’s taken a bit longer than usual but I finally got pictures taken of some recent makes! This Refashioned dress is one of my most worn make of the summer. A simple sew using Very Easy Vogue Pattern V9132. I really need more bold prints like this! I got a wonderful selection of material to …

Blue Confetti Knit Top + Cream Selvedge Culottes

I’m so excited about this new top! It’s self drafted off my knit sloper with the shoulder seam pushed to the back in a curved inset. I love how regency dresses had the shoulder seams pushed to the back bodice and I wanted to create a more modern adaptation of that idea. This is my …

Claire Shaeffer Couture Jacket- Part 1,Toile

I’ve just started on my Claire Shaeffer Custom Couture Collection Jacket from Vogue Patterns, V8621.  This is my first challenge to myself for the New Year!  The pattern gives wonderful couture hand sewn instructions and the jacket itself features: Keyhole Neckline Waist Seam Bound Buttonholes Welt Pockets Raglan kimono sleeve According to the instructions I …