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My most favorite thing about the internet is the WEALTH of vintage images that are available. Vintage lovers (people who love vintage things, not granny-aged smootchers) are generous people and seem to be happy to share their collections with those of us don’t have boxes of ephemera. Someone has put together a site to share her links to all things retro- it’s Retrolounge. I had planned to share some vintage images, but couldn’t remember where I had snagged them, but then recalled it was through a link at Retrolounge. There are categories for advertising, cinema, transportation, etc- but my favorite is Fashion! Here are a couple of vintage German catalog pages that I plan on using for sewing inspiration, love that dirndl look 😀

You can see more 1950’s catalog images here. For more vintage-y goodness visit Confessions of an Apron Queen!

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Today I have more vintage style sewing for VTT! The pattern I used is a vintage Advance 5942 that my wonderful sister loaned me. I loved it- it sewed up very easily. It is an unprinted pattern, which seems to frighten some sewers off. Don’t let it! The patterns use notches and holes for all markings, but the pattern pieces are already cut out, internets- already cut out!!!!
(sorry for the image quality, dh’s scanner wasn’t working and I have the caffeine shakes after a few cups of coffee)

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Here’s a picture of the back

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Here’s Kali in her jumper, I think I need to do some more tweaking to get the bodice to fit a bit better- lengthening both the front and back bodices, for starters.

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My favorite part- the super-wide bow in back!

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The main fabric was $1 mystery fabric from Wal-Mart, it’s a bit too heavy for this application. The dress would have better drape with a cotton or cotton/blend. The contrast I used for bias binding came from JoAnn’s. I think this style could very easily be adapted from a modern pattern with simple lines.

Burda 9702

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New Look 6613

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There is even a modern Butterick, #5019, that is extremely similar.

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For more vintage goodness, visit Confessions of an Apron Queen!

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I love vintage patterns and materials- love ’em, love ’em, love ’em! I decided to post 2 pictures of things I made with vintage patterns and new materials and 2 things I made with modern patterns and vintage materials. Okay, everybody confused? Great! On with the tour!

The first is an adorable 50’s suspender shorts for CJ for Easter 2 years ago-

Next is a, again 50’s era, pattern I made into a skirt set for Kali. I listed it 2 summers ago and she was so happy it didn’t sell. Even though she’s grown out of it she won’t let me give it away!

This is a pattern I designed to use vintage hankies as collars for nightgowns- creatively titled the ‘Hankie Nightie’.

I loved this peach dress I made for a guest launch (I think??). It is trimmed completely in vintage eyelet- a very large holed version for the skirt and sleeves and a smaller trim around the collar and tucks in the bodice.

I really enjoy incorporating vintage items in the design and creation of my handcrafts. It is so much better to use and enjoy them! I always feel sad when I see beautiful things packed away. Pull them out and use them as they were intended. Is it damaged in some way? Even better! Get out your vintage tablecloth with an old stain and make a pillow, or even better, an apron!

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Recently I’ve become obsessed with interested in viewing vintage live performances of pop music on youtube. My favorites are from the Burt Sugarman’s Midnight Special. I must have been too young to see them live (b. 1970), does anyone know if they were really on at midnight?? Anyway, this is one of my top 5 – Toni Tenille can really rock ‘I will’, love that ‘whateveh’ and my mom totally had that haircut!

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