Posts tagged finished projects

My finished Fall for Cotton blouse

My Fall for Cotton project is complete! I wasn’t able to accomplish as much as I planned, but I do have a nice new blouse.   I sewed McCall 4854, a blouse pattern from 1942. As you may recall from my project plans, I used a vintage cotton fabric in… read more »

The accidental vintage playsuit

We haven’t visited sewing in awhile, have we? Truthfully, I haven’t had much time for sewing lately! I have one or two things up my sleeves, and that’s been taking up a lot of time. I finished this top over two weeks ago and haven’t been able to touch my… read more »

Crazy for tulips skirt and blouse

I assume by now everyone who was using Google Reader has exported their feeds to another service like Bloglovin or Feedly? Today’s your deadline if not, so you better hop to it! I exported my feeds to both of those services when I first heard about it, so I could… read more »

Lumberjill squirrels hat

Friends, it’s been awhile since I’ve completed a knitting project, and I have sewing to blame. While I’ve been busy filling out my wardrobe, my knitting has suffered, which is unusual for me and a side effect of sewing I don’t like! So I may cool down the sewing a… read more »

Finished: polka dot dirndl for summer

Glad you like my new eyeglasses! Of course, you’ll see I’m wearing my vintage ones in this post. I go back and forth. 😉 By the way, I’ve had a few requests for a tutorial on my hairstyle in that post. I may work something up but in the meantime,… read more »

History is riding on my back: not-quite-Me-Made-May blouse & skirt

Thanks for all the nice comments about my last handmade outfit post! ♥ If you haven’t noticed, there hasn’t been a peep on here about Me Made May. Here’s the deal. I’ve wanted to participate in MMM for the two years and thought finally, I’m ready to do this challenge!… read more »

My 40s gray wool skirt & feedsack blouse

As I mentioned in my last post, while I’m in bathroom-land I’m going to catch you up on some of the things I sewed towards the end of winter and beginning of spring! I think after this post I still have three things (with a possible soon fourth) left to… read more »

My birthday wrap dress

Happy Birthday to me! 🙂 I wanted to finish up a sewing project in time for my birthday today! With my megaproject jacket complete, I was able to resume some regularly scheduled sewing. Which right now is all about filling in my spring and summer wardrobe! I pulled a pattern… read more »

My finished Sew for Victory jacket

Oh yeah! I introduce to you the best thing I’ve ever sewn. That’s right, my Sew for Victory jacket is complete! Can you believe it? Be prepared for a bucketload of photos. Because let’s be real here. Internally, I’m actually shouting, “HOLY SHIT I CAN’T BELIEVE I SEWED THIS OMG!!”… read more »

My Curlicute cardigan (and free vintage pattern)

My latest knit is a cardigan from a 1940 pattern and I’m kind of in love with it! The pattern name is Curlicute. Which is adorable, but also a play on words for the original yarn the pattern recommended, Bucilla Curlicue, a mohair and wool blend. Obviously I changed it… read more »

Finished: Sew Grateful Week 1941 trousers

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my pinafore skirt! I actually can’t quite believe I’m here 3 days later to post another finished sewing project. But friends, I did it. I finished a project for Debi’s Sew Grateful week! Keep reading and you’ll find out why… read more »

Finished: Hollywood Patterns tweed pinafore skirt

My most recent sewing project that I’m sharing today actually preempts the previous project I finished just before this one. You see, I planned to take photos of both the same day, except there was 2 inches of snow on the ground and I could only stand being outside without… read more »

Finished: inspired by Debi 1942 McCall blouse

I really owe Debi from My happy sewing place a big thank you for the inspiration for this blouse! If you follow Debi’s blog you’ll already know she’s embarked on a huge long-term project called the 1940 McCall project where she intends to make all the McCall patterns from 1940.… read more »

Finished: 1940s Simplicity diamonds skirt & Alma blouse

Last week I completed my first outfit of 2013! And yes, I planned and sewed an outfit! Let’s talk about the blouse first. I used the Sewaholic Alma pattern and sewed the size down from my full bust size with only slight changes: I make the neckline a little higher,… read more »

Why it’s warm inside my boots

I love living in a four-season climate, but I don’t love being cold. This winter I’ve been working on making myself warm in ways that don’t make me look like a marshmallow. Don’t get me wrong, I know there will still be some days I can’t avoid looking like this.… read more »

Reflections on my 2012 sewing and knitting

I’m actually feeling a bit more chipper and less cranky than I thought I would when I sat down to write this post, and I’ll tell you why in a minute. ‘Tis the season when everyone starts counting down their top whatevers of the year, and sewing projects, skills, goals… read more »

Completed: cake and vinegar dress

Hello everyone! Well let me just say a big humble thank you to everyone who enjoyed my back roll with a scarf tutorial. I’m so glad it’s proved to be easy for others, and it’s been fun seeing it crop up on so many heads. I forgot to mention another… read more »

Matching gray beret & fingerless mitts

When I was leaving for Rhinebeck back in October, I needed a small, portable knitting project. After all, I was headed to a sheep and wool festival, flying on a plane and doing some traveling by car, so I knew there would be knitting time. I finished these fingerless gloves… read more »

Red Queen fair isle pullover: finished!

Happy Friday! Thank you for your comments on being “back”. I’m still trying to catch up on life after the last several weeks. 🙂 As promised, I have photos to share of my latest knitted sweater. I actually started this last November if you can believe it. For some reason… read more »

Finished: Wearing History Smooth Sailing corduroy trousers

Friends, I finally sewed my very first pair of trousers! Now, I’ve been talking about wanting to sew trousers for over a year. They are definitely a staple in my vintage wardrobe. Last summer I bought the pattern for the 1930s Smooth Sailing trousers and blouse from Wearing History but… read more »