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  • Tennis Dress Worn by Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes” Match Needed Last-Minute Sparkle

    Emma Stone wears a custom replica of Billie Jean King’s Smithsonian-preserved backup tennis dress in "Battle of the Sexes" film.

  • The Square-Cut Armhole

    A simple vintage jacket reveals an attractive and unusual feature. Here's how to make it.

  • Vintage 1950s style Easter Dress

    Easter is always a special time for me. I like to keep the age old traditions of a new dress and hats and gloves to wear to Easter services, and…

  • Wedding Guest Spring Dress

    The pattern for this dress is Vogue 8728, from their modern line of vintage styles. I used a rayon border print, so I was very careful with pattern placement when…

  • Recent project for spring

    A dress made for spring nights out on the town or office work.

  • Vintage Easter dress

    First dress of spring, my Easter dress made in vintage fabric, from a vintage pattern, sewn on a vintage Singer 301a, hemmed using a Singer Featherweight with blind hem attachment,…

  • How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat

    My Fortuny frock coat now has a little brother. Read along to find out how I constructed a modified frock coat using a vintage velvet bedspread.

  • Renaissance Sentry

    This Renaissance sentry costume was constructed using heavily texturized cotton upholstery for the mid-knee outer doublet, brown wool baise for the mid-calf pantaloons and hat. Simple muslin with...

  • Leafy Jacket

    This cap-sleeved jacket was inspired by Threads article Artistry by the Strip; the article appeared in the Feb/Mar 2012 issue. The Butterick pattern number is 5214 and is a Retro pattern…

  • Summer Halter Dress

    I drafted pieces off a 1935 Beyer's Modenblatt sheet and added seam alowances to create this halter dress. I went for a fabric as close to the print illustrated in…