retro

Christmas came early this year.

You know I love Burda Magazines, right? Imagine my delight when I discovered a 1961 issue on Swedish ebay! I knew I just had to have it, and to my surprise, nobody else was bidding on it, so I won it! Yay! Not only did I win that lovely issue, I won another pattern magazine,…

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A little tip.

I just wanted to share a video with you today that I watched the other day on the Swedish television. It´s an hour long plunge into the archives of the Swedish broadcasting network (SVT) focusing on fashion and looks from 1900-1990. Even though the speaker talks in swedish, there are so much wonderful video clips…

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Sewing Through the Decades

Remember this post? Where I tell you all about what I want to do this year, and talking about joining the Sewing Through the Decades challenge that Sarah and Debi have put together. And then you heard nothing about it until I randomly threw newly made items into that category. Well, that´s basically how I´m approaching this…

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Some summer sewing in March

This video is from Astrid Lindgren´s book/tv-series about Emil. This song is about how summer sometimes needs a little help, it really is a spring/summer anthem here:-). So, over at the MMMar´11 Flickr pool, there have been some lovely spring creations, and I got inspired, and wanted to make something appropriate for warmer weather too. As I…

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The Carl von Linné skirt

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The sun is setting, and the snow is melting outside the tropical greenhouse in Uppsala Botanical Garden. This weeks challenge over at The Sew Weekly was to make something inspired by the town you live in. Now, I live in Uppsala, and apart from having a really old university, a really big (and old) church,…

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The tale of Vogue 8604

Vogue 8604

These trousers have been on my mind ever since I saw Stitchywitch´s fabolous version. I have been dreaming of making my own for six months. First, I bought a navy blue lightweight wool fabric. I bought too little. This pattern asks for 2.5 m fabric, and I had only got 2 m. Then I bought…

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Sencha the Dress

Sencha the Dress

Thanks for the lovely comments on my wardrobe production, people! A couple of you wondered about how I made Sencha into a dress.  So I thought I´d share that with you all. First of all, this is not at all complicated, so anyone who knows how to make a Sencha blouse can make her into…

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Let there be light

For the last couple of months I have been slacking off in my photo documentation of finished projects, so I thought I´d share it all with you today instead. Oh, and Happy New Year! This is my New Years Eve dress. AKA the Christmas Dress. AKA the oldest UFO in the history of mankind.  Pattern…

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