18 May, 2012
lauramae added the project Polka Dots Make Me Happy!
Butterick 5033, Retro ’52: Misses’ Dress and Belt: Close-fitting, flared, mid-calf length dress has darted bodice, sleeveless cut-in armholes, with waistline seam, pleated skirt front and back zi…
28 April, 2012
lauramae added the project Picnic Perfect
Ceil Chapman design distributed by Spadea Patterns. Woman’s gown with petal over-bust and full skirt with scalloped detailing.
I adore this pattern. However, my http://lilacsandlace….
21 April, 2012
lauramae added the project Girly Pink
Hollywood 1719: One-Piece Dress. Four-piece bias skirt joins bodice at waist-line. High collarless neck-line or V-neck with shaped collar. Bracelet-length sleeves set into deep armholes have se…
18 April, 2012
lauramae added the project Yummy Cotton & Silk Jacquard
Simplicity 3448: Misses and Women’s Afternoon Dress. Skirt is in six section. Style I blouse is trimmed with two front panels, drawn up at neck edge with a ribbon which ties in a bow in front. …
7 April, 2012
lauramae commented on the article Comment to Win: "The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook"
At the moment, the 1940s are definitely my go-to style decade. The styles are fabulous and do not take up much yardage OR closet space. However, a few years ago I would have said 50s, and these d…
18 March, 2012
lauramae added the project Peplum Obsession
Eva Dress Skirt 6111: 1945 Ladies’ Dresses; 16-piece pattern in size 18 (36" bust, 30" waist, 39" hip).
I love everything about this pattern. In fact, this is the third version I have made….
12 March, 2012
lauramae added the project Macaroon Medley - VintageModern Design Challenge
At the last minute, I decided that Amy Barickman’s Design Challenge was the perfect motivation to sew up a quick project that wasn’t a dress!
With only a week left to go, the quickest option…
11 March, 2012
lauramae added the project Shocking Pink!
Simplicity 1997: Misses’ and Women’s One-Piece Dress and Coat: Smart season spanning ensemble. Dress – both views – has bodice with high round neckline and tie collar that fastens in a bow at fr…
18 February, 2012
Vintage Pattern Lending Library # 7725. This patterns features a close fitting dress, with stand up collar. Sleeves may be made in long, 3/4 length, or short options. Skirt features a deep yoke …
16 February, 2012
Vogue 2610, Original 1947 Design: Misses’ Dress: Close-fitting dress, mid-calf or evening-length, has yokes, shoulder pads, dropped-waist bodice extending into looped/draped front, stay, A-line …
29 January, 2012
lauramae added the project Stripes, Chevrons, and Crinolines, oh my!
Vogue 1172, Original 1957 Design: MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE DRESS AND BELT: Below mid-calf length, sleeveless dresses A, B have close-fitting V-neck bodice with princess seams and extended shoulders,…
25 January, 2012
lauramae added the project Out for a Stroll
Vogue 2444, Original 1947 Design: Misses’ Coat & Skirt. Very loose-fitting, slightly flared below-hip, lined coat has collar, slightly extended shoulders, shoulder pads, shaped front bands, pocke…
19 January, 2012
lauramae commented on the article Comment to Win "Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders!"
The full-skirted wool coat I made recently took loads of fabric between the wool, the underlining, and the lining!
31 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 31 - Win a Thread Box from Gütermann!
Skirts, blouses, and, of course, lots of dresses!
30 December, 2011
lauramae favorited the project 12/2011 V-neck blouse
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 30 - Win a Prize Pack from Westcott!
You can always use a few extra pair a scissors – they love to play hide and seek just when you need them!
lauramae favorited the project 12/2011 Long sleeve maxi dress
29 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 29 - Win The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook! 5 Winners!
I am planning on making up quite a few separates. However, I may end up being seduced by all of my dress patterns! And there are quite a few unfinished projects that deserve some attention.
27 December, 2011
lauramae favorited the project 1947 Dress
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 - Win the 2011 Threads Magazine Archive DVD-ROM from Threads Magazine!
I am lucky to have a second bedroom that is entirely devoted to sewing. And it’s a good thing too – I cannot imagine where all of the patterns and fabric would get stored otherwise!
lauramae added the project 1944 Was a Good Year for Suits
Vogue 2885, Original 1944 Design: MISSES’ JACKET AND SKIRT: Loose-fitting, lined jacket has front yoke, collar, long sleeves, front button closure, shoulder pads, shaped hemline and back pleat. Sl…
23 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 23 - Win a Spoonflower $100 Credit!
There are too many options! As far as fabric choice, I think that the cotton silk is just yummy!
22 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 22 - Win a Tailoring Supply Kit from A Fashionable Stitch!
Hair canvas! And quality buttons are always difficult to find.
20 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 19 - Win $100 Gift Certificate from BritexFabrics.com!
Without a doubt, dresses! I cannot get enough! But I really should start making more separates – they really are useful to have in the closet . . .
19 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 18 - Win a Focus Iron from Rowenta! [U.S. Only]
An iron is an essential sewing tool, and it would be fabulous to have a brand new one for all those last minute projects that need to get done before the end of the year.
17 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 17 - Win a Gift Bag from Blumenthal Lansing!
Rutherford B. Hayes.
16 December, 2011
lauramae added the project Salt and Pepper Wool
Vogue 8211: Misses’ Coat: Close-fitting, lined, below mid-knee flared coat has sleeve and collar variations, shoulder pads, side pockets and snap closure.
This pattern has been sitting in th…
15 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 14 - Win a $100 Gift Certificate from Indygo Junction!
I prefer hard copy patterns because there is no extra preparation. When I get a new pattern, I often want to jump right in, and printing out and taping things together tends to slow me down.
13 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 13 - Win a 5234PRW Project Runway™ Limited Edition Serger from Brother!
It all started with counted-cross stitch kits and hand-stitched dolls. It wasn’t until high school that I learned how to use a sewing machine and I haven’t looked back since! My closet is now fil…
12 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 12 - Win a Library of Sewing Titles and Canvas Tote from Random House, Inc.!
From everywhere and everything! I am especially inspired by magazine layouts, and, of course, bloggers and Burda Style! And anything vintage is sure to catch my eye.