vintage

FO: Wool Fleece Jacket

stil 2080 pattern vintage

Last summer we went to visit my family who have a cottage on a remote island off the coast of North-Western Norway. This is a place where summer is defined not by temperature, but by availability (the island is more or less unavailable during the winter months because of weather), so bringing some practical garments was…

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Another FO? Simplicity 1995.

Simplicity 1995 dress

Hello hello! Can you believe it? I have another FO to show you! This is a dress that´s been finished a while, but I haven´t had the chance to take any decent photos of it until now. This dress goes under the name The Dissertation Party Dress.  Back in May, my darling defended his PhD-…

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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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Meet the newest member of the family…

…the Singer 676G! I am sooo excited about the newest edition to the fleet. This baby was born in 1964, and has been taken care of by a very knowledgeable gentleman who has given her some TLC, so she is in mint condition.   Not only is she a beauty, she produces the most perfect straight and…

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Autumnal sewing plans

When Sarah, Alessa and Ali announced a Fall Essential Sew Along, and doing so by using alliterations like Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather  and Chic Chemises for Cool Climates, I knew I had to join. Now, I am trying to keep the selfish sewing limited, so I get more time to sew for others, but some things…

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Pattern Review: Vi Mode Mönster 1537

Vi Mode Mönster 1537

Vi Mode Mönster was a swedish pattern company. I am guessing that this pattern is from the 1970´s. Pattern size: This pattern is in european sizes 34-42. Avaliability: This is a vintage pattern. Pattern type: Dresses. Rating: I can highly recommend this pattern! Pattern Description: Pattern number 1537 is for two dresses, one with kimono…

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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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