11 June, 2013
lauramae added the project An Evening in Red
Butterick 6410: Misses’ Jacket & Dress: Close-fitting jacket, above waist has shoulder pads, raised neck, attached tie, hook/eye closing and long sleeves. Semi-fitted, slightly flared dress, flo…
5 June, 2013
lauramae added the project 1960s Chenille
The fabric for this dress was received in exchange for my contributions as a Britex Guest Blogger…
29 April, 2013
lauramae added the project Pansy Print
Butterick 5895: MISSES’ TOP AND JEANS: Loose-fitting top has front extending into collar and tie ends, and narrow hem on sleeves/back hemline. Note: no provisions provided for above waist adjustme…
17 April, 2013
lauramae added the project Springtime Green
Simplicity 1939: Misses’ Dress in two lengths with sleeve variations.
This design is a bit of a departure for me, but I was immediately drawn to the design as soon as I saw it, and as I learn…
7 April, 2013
lauramae added the project Toile Time!
Butterick 5882: MISSES’ DRESS: Lined dress has bias shoulder straps extending into band, bias pleated bra with stay, princess seams, close-fitting, boned bodice, inside belt, and back zipper.
26 March, 2013
lauramae added the project Modern Style
Vogue 8870: MISSES’ DRESS: Pullover dress has loose-fitting, blouson bodice variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, side pockets and narrow hem. Wrong side shows on back hemline. A: mock wrap, fro…
18 March, 2013
McCall 8997 – reproduction by Eva Dress: 13-piece pattern in sizes 14-42 (32" to 42" bust, 26" to 36" waist, 35" to 45" hip)
This is not a pattern for a beginner. The instructions are limit…
17 March, 2013
lauramae added the project Sunglasses & Sunshine
Disclosure: The fabric for this dress was received in exchange for my contributions as a Britex Guest B…
16 March, 2013
lauramae commented on the article The Jackie Dress: Style It Your Way!
This has got to be one of the most classic silhouettes of all time. I love the clean lines, which make it the perfect base for a spectacular lace fabric. I would wear it to the office with a card…
3 March, 2013
lauramae added the project Pumpkin Spice
Vogue 8433: One Piece Dress with collar options and choice of short cuffed sleeve or three quarter sleeve, copyright 1954
I really love this pattern. I used it to make my I Love Lucy costume…
13 February, 2013
lauramae added the project Springtime Color
Vogue 1170: Misses’ Top and Skirt: Very-loose fitting top has front keyhole opening with knot, back yoke, back band, extended sleeves tied into knot and back button closing. Flared skirt, has fr…
29 January, 2013
lauramae added the project Bing Cherry
BurdaStyle 7252: Fitted skirt with welt pockets and center back pleats.
This is the very first BurdaStyle pattern I have made up, which is very exciting!
I just discovered their retro …
25 January, 2013
lauramae added the project Minty Green
Butterick 6699: Misses’/Misses’ Petite Skirt: Semi-fitted, flared skirt, lower-calf or evening-length, has waistband, seams and side zipper. Purchased top.
I love this basic trumpet skirt s…
9 January, 2013
lauramae commented on the article Comment to Win "BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern"
Most days I prefer the 40s or 50s. If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would grow to love 1960s fashion, I would not have believed it. But somewhere along the line, I have added the 60s to…
31 December, 2012
lauramae added the project Carmen Miranda’s Fruit Salad
VPLL 1449 (Reproduction of Hollywood 1449): This dress features tight gathering at the neckline, and short cap sleeves, or bracelet sleeve options. Skirt may be made plain, with center front jabot…
23 December, 2012
lauramae added the project Dots and Dashes
Hollyburn Skirt: [From the website – Especially for beginners, this is the perfect flared skirt! A wardrobe essential, the Hollyburn Skirt has just the right amount of flare. It sits right at the…
13 December, 2012
lauramae commented on the article Comment to Win "Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun"
Clear quilting rulers – I have all different shapes and sizes, and they are never far from whatever sewing project I am working on! And I would really miss the marking chalk that works so well wit…
29 November, 2012
lauramae added the project Pink Flamingos
Butterick 5747: Misses’/Misses’ Petite Dress and Belt: Dress A, B have collar, detachable dickey, fitted bodice, waistband, pleated skirt and belt. B: Semi-fitted skirt, back hemline vent and t…
12 November, 2012
lauramae added the project Cabbage Rose
Butterick 5281: MISSES’ DRESS AND BELT: Semi-fitted, lined, below mid-knee length dresses A, B have waistline seam, left shoulder yoke, right shoulder pleats, back bodice with darts, slightly flare…
11 November, 2012
lauramae added the project Goodbye to Summer Sundresses
Vogue 2561: Misses’ Top, Belt & Dress. Close-fitting top has collar, slits, contrast binding and belt. Dress, below mid-calf, has close-fitting, lined bodice with pleated upper section extending…
4 November, 2012
lauramae added the project Marian the Librarian
Vogue 8555: MISSES’ DRESS: Dresses A, B, C, D, E, F have lined bodice, front pleats, front gathers, back darts, self-faced midriff, back zipper and skirt variation. A, B, C: lined, slim skirt in t…
28 September, 2012
lauramae added the project A rose by any other name . . .
McCall Printed Pattern no. 8358, Misses’ Blouse with contrasting yoke, button front, and sleeve options.
This was a recent purchase on etsy. I manage to go years without succumbing to the lur…
4 September, 2012
lauramae added the project Charleston!
Vogue 2535: Dress & Slip. Dress, above ankle, has capelet, close-fitting, dropped waist bodice, piping, yokes, flared skirt with shaped hemline and side snap closing. A: long sleeves with bindi…
22 August, 2012
lauramae added the project All Wrapped Up
Vogue 8827: Misses’ Dress and Belt. Very loose-fitting, wrap dress has front extending into collar with draped front variations, self-lined yoke back, inside ties and belt.
This a very basic…
12 August, 2012
lauramae added the project Raspberry Lemonade
Beignet Skirt: High waisted straight skirt provides a very flattering shape with paneled styling: not too loose or too tight around the hips, with a very fitted waist. Buttons up the front, has si…
30 July, 2012
lauramae added the project Daisy Chain
Hollywood 1647: One-Piece Frock. Princess fitting front with one-piece panel and side fronts joined in a built-up waistline. In back, the skirt joins the blouse at waistline. Flat shaped collar…
27 June, 2012
lauramae commented on the project Balloons and Bows Aloft
I love your version! That contrasting bow is fantastic!
21 June, 2012
lauramae commented on the project Crazy about Polka Dots!
This particular pattern came from ebay. And I have also had good luck finding vintage patterns on etsy.
lauramae added the project Crazy about Polka Dots!
Simplicity 3849: Misses’ One-Piece Dress with Detachable Collar: A smart afternoon dress with kimono sleeves and a diagonal front closing from neckline to hem-line. A collar outlines the low poin…
7 June, 2012
lauramae added the project Watermelon Agua Fresca
Simplicity 2154, Retro 1960s:Misses’/Miss Petite Blouse, Skirt, Jacket and Knit Cardigan. Vogue 1160 (used for sleeves)
The moment I saw this pattern, I knew I wanted to make up the blouse. …