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31 December, 2014

  • 05:17 AM

    lauramae added the project called Another Anna

    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

  • 08:02 AM

    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 But…


7 September, 2014

  • 06:06 AM

    lauramae added the project called Mixing and Matching Prints

    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

  • 07:05 AM

    lauramae added the project called Summertime is Perfect for the Polka Dot

    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

29 April, 2014

  • 09:04 PM

    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 t…

  • 06:47 AM

    lauramae added the project called Dotted Swiss

    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

  • 06:58 AM

    lauramae added the project called Pink Pastels

    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

  • 04:16 AM

    lauramae added the project called The Perfect Maxi Skirt

    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

  • 05:02 AM

    lauramae added the project called Scarlet Wool

    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

  • 04:15 AM

    lauramae added the project called The Fabulous Forties

    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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10 November, 2013

9 November, 2013

  • 11:42 PM

    lauramae added the project called Autumnal Colors

    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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16 July, 2011

  • 12:29 AM

    lauramae added the project called Pink Petals

    Simplicity 2281: Cynthia Rowley Design, Misses dress in two lengths with sleeve variations.

    The instructions are relatively easy to follow. However, there is no explanation regarding the con…

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1 July, 2011

  • 11:54 PM

    lauramae commented on the project Lilacs and Love Letters

    I don’t wear vintage inspired pieces each and every day – it probably averages out to 3 or 4 time…

  • 10:37 PM

    lauramae added the project called Lilacs and Love Letters

    Simplicity 2491, 1958 original pattern: Jr. Misses’ and Misses’ One-Piece Dress: Simple to Make dress has short kimono sleeves; full skirt. V. 1 features V shaped front neckline; ribbon sash. V. …

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25 June, 2011

  • 12:05 AM

    lauramae added the project called Pink Polka Dots

    This dress was made quite a few years ago (the copyright on the envelope says 2001, so it was probably built in ’02 or ’03) before I discovered the world of online sewing websites and blogs. With …

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23 June, 2011

  • 11:51 PM

    lauramae added the project called A Summer in Satin

    BLOUSE: Vogue 2850, American Designer Anna: MISSES TOP: Close-fitting empire waist tops with neckline variations. A, C: partially lined. A: halter back with back neck and waist ties. B: sleeveles…

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17 June, 2011

  • 08:38 PM

    lauramae added the project called A Day at the Museum

    Butterick 5603, Retro 1956: MISSES’ DRESS: Fitted dresses A, B, C with flared skirt, below mid-knee, have lined bodice, princess seams and side zipper. A: bateau neckline with band and bow at upper…

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10 June, 2011

  • 08:31 PM

    lauramae added the project called Lemonade Brocade

    Simplicity 2413, Project Runway Skirt Pattern: Misses skirt in two lengths. View A is a “paper bag” skirt, and View B is a full skirt. I chose View A with a contrasting print. (I lengthened the p…

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