Congratulations, Ralf. Great to learn so much more about you!
I get the tangerine part, but where’s the tango?
Now I have to find a party to go to!
Thanks, Jane. I tried to provide a variety of “looks.”
This is my second go at leopard print (last year’s pants were cotton velvet). This time I used a printed stretch denim purchased in the Garment District in NYC for just $2.99/yd on a 60" bolt. I …
Which is funny since that fabric must be fifty years old.
At first I assumed it was faux, but then people were telling me it was real — sheared rabbit or …
If you can’t find this exact one, any vintage Fifties or early Sixties McCall’s will sew up simil…
Martin, I purchase nearly all my vintage patterns from either Etsy or eBay.
I made this short-sleeved shirt from Butterick 3995, a vintage men’s shirt and pants pattern from 1957, for my partner Michael. The shirt has a back pleat, a back collar button (nice vintage detai…
Thanks, guys! Yes, yes, a rather ratty old blanket at that!
I made this coat or “topper” from Butterick 2969, a vintage pattern from 1944 I bought on Etsy. It makes a loose-fitting 3/4-length woman’s coat, also known as a topper. I made it from an old wo…
Thinker, I think your dress looks great — and you did an excellent job with a challenging print.
As far as the straps go, I’d reposition them (if you can) so they’re angled in the direction of y…
Great job, Thinker! The fit looks excellent and the fabric is lovely.
Thanks! I hope you’ll post yours.
Glad to hear it. I believe you can also order directly from Steinlauf and Stoller. You should b…
When you say baggy….do you mean the fabric needs more support?
I look forward to seeing it, Eliza!
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