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31 May, 2015

  • 02:14 AM

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    lauramae commented on the article Janome Giveaway

    Practice makes perfect! The more garments I make, the more fitting issues I figure out for myself. And looking back through a closet full of self-made clothing, I can say that I have improved ove…



29 May, 2015

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    lauramae added the project Watercolors
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    Butterick 5209: MISSES’ DRESS: Halter or cap sleeve dress, below mid-knee length, has side zipper, fitted self-lined bodice and flared, gathered skirt.

    The instructions are pretty easy, altho…

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21 April, 2015



7 April, 2015

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    lauramae added the project Poppy Fields
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    Butterick 6129: MISSES’/MISSES PETITE DRESS : Dress has semi-fitted, lined bodice with side front and side back seams, skirt and sleeve variations, and back zipper. A and B: bias, pleated sleeves …

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18 March, 2015

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    lauramae added the project The Wearable Muslin
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    McCalls 7053: MISSES’ TOPS: Loose-fitting, pullover tops have bias upper front variations. A: upper front extends into single-layer tie ends, wrong side shows, front neckline slit, narrow hem, and…

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31 December, 2014

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    lauramae added the project Another Anna
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    The Anna Dress: An effortless dress featuring double pleats at the bust, kimono sleeves and a paneled a-line skirt. Variations include both slash and v-neck options, plus midi and maxi skirt possib…

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9 September, 2014

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    lauramae commented on the project Mixing and Matching Prints

    Yes, both pieces are reproductions! The top is a current Simplicity, and the skirt is an old Butterick.



7 September, 2014

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    lauramae added the project Mixing and Matching Prints
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    Simplicity 1426: Misses’ Vintage 1950’s Bra Tops
    Misses’ vintage bra tops are a flirty way to pull off a retro look. Make a faux wrap halter, ruched with cross back, balconette halter or straples…

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5 July, 2014

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    lauramae added the project Summertime is Perfect for the Polka Dot
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    Butterick 6055: MISSES’ DRESS AND BELT: Pullover dress has collar, optional shoulder pads, fitted bodice, pockets with ties, side zipper and self belt.

    I love vintage reproduction patterns. …

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4 July, 2014

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    lauramae commented on the article A New Giveaway for Vintage Fashion Lovers

    Most of my patterns are stored in an old dresser. I try to keep them cataloged by company and design number, but the stash is getting so large that they are spilling over into a few of those prett…



29 April, 2014

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    lauramae commented on the project Dotted Swiss

    Thanks! The shoes are Miz Mooz from a couple of years ago – I often think the blue is a little too bright for most of my outfits, but for this dress they worked perfectly!

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    lauramae added the project Dotted Swiss
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    Simplicity 1587: Misses’ & misses’ petite 1940’s vintage dress with short or 1/4 length sleeves & gathered V-neck with bow or button detailing. Features a yoke at the waist that flares at the hip…

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14 April, 2014

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    lauramae added the project Pink Pastels
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    Colette Patterns, Parfait: A versatile dress designed to be worn as either a sun dress or layered over a shirt or blouse as a pinafore style in cooler weather. Features a gathered bust and flatter…

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6 March, 2014

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    lauramae added the project The Perfect Maxi Skirt
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    I was one of the lucky pattern testers for the latest design from Sewaholic, the Gabriola Maxi Skirt, and this is my first version (I a quite sure there will be more in my future).

    From the we…

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28 February, 2014

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    lauramae added the project Scarlet Wool
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    The Georgia Dress is a super sexy knockout dress with fitted cups and a paneled skirt that hugs the waist and skims the hips. Variations include a choice of slinky shoulder straps or a wider, nauti…

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4 December, 2013



25 November, 2013

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    lauramae added the project The Fabulous Forties
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    Vogue 1011: Semi-fitted, A-line, below mid-knee dress has shaped bodice seaming, high collarless neckline, shoulder pads, back button closing with self-fabric loops and side snap or zipper closing…

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9 November, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Autumnal Colors
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    Simplicity 1644: Junior Misses’ and Misses’ Two-Piece Dress: The top is tucked at the underarm and darted at the back waistline. Scallops outline the extended shoulders and lower edge of the peplu…

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30 September, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Pretty Eyelets
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    Simplicity 3224; ©1950; Misses’ and Women’s One-Piece Sunback Dress and Bolero: The sleeveless bodice has a wide square neckline which comes to a point at the center front. The straight skirt is cu…

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27 September, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Scalloped Apple
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    Simplicity 1644: Junior Misses’ and Misses’ Two-Piece Dress: The top is tucked at the underarm and darted at the back waistline. Scallops outline the extended shoulders and lower edge of the pep…

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18 September, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Roses Galore
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    Simplicity 1692: Misses vintage 1940’s tops have darted waistline. A, B with bias-bound jewel neck has long or short puffed sleeves; kimono sleeve C, D has buttoned shoulders and jewel or scoop ne…

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2 September, 2013

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    lauramae added the project California Koi
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    Simplicity 2126 – Women’s One-Piece Dress: The dress features raglan sleeves and a heart-shaped neckline. The bodice is seamed down the center front and there are soft gathers at the upper front …

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22 August, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Limonada
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    Simplicity 1692: Misses vintage 1940’s tops have darted waistline. A, B with bias-bound jewel neck has long or short puffed sleeves; kimono sleeve C, D has buttoned shoulders and jewel or scoop ne…

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4 August, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Rayon Satin
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    Vogue 1207: MISSES’ DRESS: Close-fitting, A-line, above mid-knee length, lined dress has front and back pleats, gathers, back darts, bias short sleeves, side seam pockets, back invisible zipper, f…

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1 August, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Classic Navy
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    New Style 2259: Misses Dress with double peplum, and choice of long, three-quarter, or short sleeve.

    This is a mail order pattern that came with its original envelope – I just love that! The…

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16 July, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Linen Butterflies
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    McCalls 5106: ©1959; Misses’ and Junior Sheath Dress “Easy To Sew”. Sheath dress with cut out neck and choice of two set in sleeves. Long darts, back and front, center back zipper and low pleat….

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4 July, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Summertime Cotton
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    Vogue 1117: Misses’ Dress: Lined, fitted dress, below mid-knee length has pleated bodice, tucked front, invisible back zipper and center back slit.

    These instructions are unlike anything e…

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27 June, 2013

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    lauramae commented on the project An Evening in Red

    It is a repro pattern, but it is an old one, and currently out of print.



24 June, 2013

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    lauramae added the project Lily Pad
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    Butterick 5748: MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE DRESS: Lined dress has close-fitting bodice, flared skirt (Cut on crosswise grain of fabric), side zipper and very narrow hem. A: attached bows. Purchased pet…

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