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´ve never seen a pattern quite like this. The pattern is from 1965, Simplicity 6351. A dress pattern with only 4 pieces. Ok 5 pieces because the dress was way too mini for me.
There is only one piece for the yoke and the sleeve. The front and the back pieces are identical.
For more pictures, come visit my blog

I’ve been experimenting with detachable collars this weekend, mostly inspired by vintage designs – inspiration shared here – and I’m pretty pleased with the results!

First up is View D from McCall’s 1911 from the 1950s, which I made from a crisp white linen. This is such a chic pattern and easy as anything to make. Honestly, the hardest part of this pattern was tying the square knot to finish the look off! I can’t wait to make the other views, especially B!

I was also inspired by the cover of Simplicity 2567 from the 1930s for this next collar, but I had to draft it myself as the actual pattern pieces were missing. My favourite features are the scallops obviously and the cute button closing. My scallops definitely need some work and possibly enlarging, but it’s not bad for a first go!

There’s more information and pictures of these collars, alongside another two I made, over at my blog – A Sewing Odyssey.

i wanted to share some designs/pages with my fellow sewers that are in my 1952 supplement from the lutterloh system.My first one I was able to find for 2.50 in a thrift store this one I know at 60.00 on ebay I more then likely overpaid but could not resist .

So – crazy me decided to push the boundaries and try to make something out of a fleece fabric I got when vintage fabric shopping pig-in-a-poke style. (You can read about that in my blog…)

I normally don’t like fleece, so I decided to just go crazy and improvise. I figured it would be good for something warm and cosy for autumn, and then I decided to try and make a jacket!

I used Simplicity 7256 pattern for the jacket, and then I hand sew the whole thing together using a thin knitting yarn!

And here’s the result!

…and a detail pic of the crochet buttoning and the three different buttons I used!

There are some more pictures and other fun things over at my blog – stop by if you like!


I just wanted to share my most recent sewing project. I used Simplicity’s 6459 from 1966. I made the dress in vintage teal and black polka dotted linen that I got at an estate sale awhile back.
The dress only took me about 4 hours and I absolutely loved the outcome!
For more pictures and info, check my blog!!

I am obsessed with Vintage Slips. I am absolutely obsessed with them. I think they are so subtly sexy… and I love to layer them under fall dresses. I used one of my favourite vintage slips as a basis for my slip pattern, and whipped up a few vintage-style slips, in printed & burn out jerseys instead of traditional tricot fabric.
You can read more about these slips and see a few more pictures of these, and some other vintage-inspired undies on my Blog. Thanks for looking!