My new make is an asymmetrical dress from a 1945 vintage McCall sewing pattern using a geometric print chiffon fabric and some black crepe back satin remnant. Full blog post and more project photos on The Sew Weekly Reunion. … Continue reading
Category Archives: vintage dress pattern
Me Made May: We’re half way there!
I really do have a PhD in procrastination. This is such a late MMM update and now I have so much to squeeze into one post. My bad. But truly, I have been enjoying MMM a whole lot more this … Continue reading
A Denim Dress and a Shirt full of Butterflies
I’ve been overdosing myself with fashion magazines in the recent months and one of the Spring 2013 trends I love is denim, especially the denim dresses. I was very much inspired by Diane Kruger’s denim dress in a very 50s … Continue reading
Hi there! I know I’ve been missing in action for half a year. It all started when my helper who was with us for two years returned to her hometown in Indonesia for good. That essentially meant I had to … Continue reading
Missing for three weeks!
I wasn’t able to find time to blog for the past three weeks. I was busy sewing! What did I manage to sew? 1) A stripe tee Pattern: Adapted from Wendy Mullin’s Sew U Home Stretch Fabric: Grey stripe jersey … Continue reading
Spring Shopping dress
I adored Vogue 8728 (a 1940s reprint pattern) when I used it for my Gather & Go jersey dress last fall so much that I’ve used it again to sew my Spring shopping dress. This time it’s made using a turquoise cotton … Continue reading
Mad Men Again? Peggy’s Inverted Pleats Dress
Why on earth did I make another Mad Men inspired dress? Well, my dear hubby happened to read my Mad Men poll and his favorite was Peggy’s Inverted Pleats Dress. So, to make the man who’s been paying for all … Continue reading
Mad Men Challenge: Joan’s Robin Egg Drape Sleeves Dress
Remember the poll on which Mad Men dress I should sew? Well, 123 of you voted and this Drape Sleeves Dress worn by Ms Joan Holloway was top with 38% of the votes. And here’s my humble knock-off version in … Continue reading
Mother-daughter gingham shirtdresses
With hand, foot & mouth disease reaching epidemic level here in Singapore, my kids’ have been staying home these two weeks. That meant lots of fun drawing, coloring, playing and very little sewing. But, I did manage to whip up my Miu Miu … Continue reading
A Poll: It’s a mad mad mad mad world!
I must confess I’ve only watched two and a half seasons of Mad Men but the dresses wore by two women in particular on the show and in cast photos continue to wow and inspire me. With all the buzz … Continue reading