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The New Look Suit

The New Look Suit

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A very, very long project has reached its end, and last week my suit and I walked the streets of Paris. My inspiration is the 1950's, Christian Dior and the New Look.  The suit is in black wool...

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Sam Spade - The Maltese Falcon

Sam Spade - The Maltese Falcon

A big fan of The Maltese Falcon - I decided to make my little man's costume to suit. This suave little 1940's detective was costumed using Peek-a-Boo's Little Gentleman's range. I added a second row...

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Calico & Lace

Calico & Lace

This fun and cool dress was inspired by one my daughter saw in a magazine. It is my own very simple shirtdress design without any collar. I found a very soft and modern calico print while visiting...

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Jacket created from 100 year old Uzbekistan Mans robe

Jacket created from 100 year old Uzbekistan Man's robe

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This jacket was created from a man's Shohi ikat robe from Uzbekistan, made in the early 1900s. The robe was purchased from the collection of Susan Meller, (Silk and Cotton, Textiles from the Central...

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1950s Inspired 2 Piece Dress

1950s Inspired 2 Piece Dress

I altered 2 vintage patterns to make this skirt and top. The skirt is an elastic waist 3/4 circle skirt with extra large patch pockets. The top has a separating side zipper. I'm showing it with and...

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Vintage Patches

Vintage Patches

I aquired a truck load of vintage 50's fabric and decided to put many of the black ones together to  create a coat for me. I loosely followed a pattern. I never was real good at following...

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60s Style

60s Style

Hello summer!  It's back to sewing!   I have finally been able to get back to a dress I've had on my project list since last year.  It's Simplicity 1609 - 60s retro/vintage, a-line.   I made...

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My Summer Love

My Summer Love

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  I sewed this dress using a vintage Donna Karan pattern. It is made out of quality linen fabric. I love linen in the spring and summer. I actually did not have enough natural color linen so I...

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Teal Beige Vintage Dress

Teal Beige Vintage Dress

Beige and Teal Cocktail dress: This dress was inspired by the vintage look from Vogue pattern V2902. The pattern was modified by cutting a triangle in the front, back and the sides where the top...

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Spring Is Here !!

Spring Is Here !!

For this Spring look, I used vintage Simplicity pattern #4360.  It has a reversible jacket and a simple, chic spring dress.  Fabric used is a yellow/white daisy pattern, light weight denim.  The...

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Red Carpet Dress

Red Carpet Dress

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This dress was the final for my Bridal/Couture class. The bodice was done by hand basting gold beaded and embroidered tulle over burgundy poly satin. The skirt is a full ballgown in the same poly...

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Nautical is Always in Style

Nautical is Always in Style

This adorable nautical dress was made from a $4.00 vintage shower curtain. The rickrack, zipper and vintage blue button were purchased from an estate sale. The bow was from the packaging of a blanket...

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Retro-Inspired Back-Tie Floral Striped Skirt

Retro-Inspired Back-Tie Floral Striped Skirt

This body con, tie back skirt was upcycled from 2 reclaimed tee shirts and custom cut to create the alternating wide stripes. The rough sewn applique was hand painted on a piece of muslin and...

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Butterick 8408

Butterick 8408

This is a pattern from 1958 with a lovely bow detail at the neckline and waist. I made it out of linen. There were some really interesting construction details on this vintage pattern, including a...

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Vintage Vogue V1023

Vintage Vogue V1023

I have finished the Vogue Jacket V1023 before I went to my mother and I was planning to wear it. However while putting in on Wednesday early morning I have noticed something was wrong. Well, I...

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Border Prints

Border Prints

Being a 50's fanatic - I love border prints and will be certainly trying some of the new ideas in the latest Threads magazine. I try to be just a bit different than putting the border around the...

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Upcycled FUN!

Upcycled FUN!

I love to work with upcycled design using draperies, nightgowns, PJ's, shirts, pants, and shower curtains while focusing on little girl princess dresses with plenty of tulle and twirl as the end...

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How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

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I hit the jackpot recently at the local thrift, with this venerable morning coat. I needed to reline the sleeves and thought you might enjoy seeing it!

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Vintage Glory - Goodstein Great Design

Vintage Glory - Goodstein Great Design

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GaleGalen strives to recreate the understated sophistication of fashion from European and American designers from past eras. This blue/gray Shantung dress is created from a 1950s David Goodstein...

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Vintage Glory - Heim Inspired

Vintage Glory - Heim Inspired

GaleGalen strives to recreate the understated sophistication of fashion from European and American designers from past eras. This blue/gray shantung slim dress with curved seam detail and high rolled...

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