Tag Archives: 1950s

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vogue 1043: lady mary style

our office holiday party was on friday, which obviously required a new dress.  not only was it my first time to dress up in a little while, my company was recently acquired and there were 300 new co-workers on whom … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “las vegas”: the “hangover top”, better late than never edition (vogue 2962)

The Facts: Fabric: leftover liberty of london tana lawn “durie” (from modified/self-drafted simplicity 4903) Pattern: bodice portion of vintage vogue 2926 Year: circa 1950s Notions: zipper, sew-on snaps Time to Complete: 4 hours First Worn: June 22, 2012 Wear Again: … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “pink”: a “study in pink”, better late than never edition

The Facts: Fabric: top in pink polka dot fabric from paron’s; skirt in liberty of london “glencot house” (spring/summer 2012) Pattern: top from Vogue Couturier Design 631; skirt from butterick 7803 Year: circa 1950s Notions: zipper, hem lace, sew-on snaps … Continue reading

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advance 7049: weekend road warrior, or, outfit for a sunday drive

do you have a drive that you’ve done so many times the thought of doing it again induces you with tremors of dread?  so many times that you feel like you can measure, to the nanometer, exactly how much of … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “circle skirts”: the “cation my heart” circle skirt

The Facts: Fabric: mystery poly blend (twill?  crepe?) from paron’s annex Pattern: butterick 8170 Year: 1950s Notions: hem lace, snaps Time to Complete: 1.5 hours First Worn: April 27, 2012 Wear Again: yes, yes, yes!! Total Price: ~$15 Challenge Theme:  … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “local color”: the “fleur” of the three-day weekend blouse

since it is not only a sew weekly day but national poetry month, i almost opened this post with one of two thoughts:  “ode to the three-day weekend,” or “the joy of a new pair of scissors.”  alas, even after … Continue reading

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advance 7837: ready for my date at the flamingo club…. (continuing my end-of-the-year UFO parade)

pattern: advance 7837.  i went with view 2 because i loved the short sleeve.  and how fab is that giant wing collar? time in area 51:  3 weeks excuses:  none!  it just took me a while to start it, and … Continue reading

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simplicity 2183: casual fridays and UFOs and the importance of really good separates

pattern: simplicity 2183.  two down, one to go. time in area 51:  3 months excuses:  boredom. how i finished it:  slow and plodding, one seam at a time.  ironically, the same way i finished the first version of this blouse … Continue reading

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advance 8516: because sometimes you just want to be a 50s co-ed (end of the year UFO parade, day 3)

pattern: advance 8516.  for now, just the skirt portion – a gorgeous, long pencil skirt with back pleats instead of a walking vent.  i do have fabric at the ready to make the blouse and even the weskit, but for … Continue reading

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