Happy St. Patty's Day, Friends! Did you know that retailers are expecting record sales for St.Patty's Day this year? According to a poll on FOX News, consumers plan to spend the most $$$ on food (when did potatoes get so expensive?) followed by beverages (because...Friday). But, number 3 on the list was clothing. Yep! Because you know you… Continue reading A Brilliant NEW Pattern from Coffee and Thread
Oh, my word! How long has it been since I've sewn up anything with my cherished vintage linens? I've been so caught up with pattern testing and other projects, that I have been neglecting my passion for vintage (and vintage inspired) things. I mean, the name of my blog is 'Anna's Heirloom Boutique' afterall. ;)… Continue reading A Vintage Holiday with SisBoom
Do you have a blog or website you visit over and over again for inspiration? I have been sewing for as long as I can remember, but only started sewing clothes when my little Anna was born. During my pregnancy, there were a few blogs I always scrolled through looking for sewing tips and tutorials.… Continue reading Skola Dress and Top
Ever been to the beaches of St. Tropez? No, me neither. But one can always dream about the warm, sandy beaches of an exotic French getaway. And in the meantime, evoke the look of the socially elite that made St. Tropez a popular destination back in the 60's. The moment I saw the testing call… Continue reading St. Tropez Top and Dress from Mummykins and Me
Well, look who's playing a little game of peek-a-boo! I suppose wearing a dress designed by the incomparable Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop makes the idea of engaging in a game of the same name seem appropriate 😉 The new Felicity Dress from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop sure is a stunner! When I was selected as a tester for this… Continue reading The Felicity Dress from Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Well, you had to know I was going to make another one, right? I recently got to work with the ever so talented Olga Becker over at Coffee and Thread on the new Ania Tunic pattern (just released!). I already posted the knit versions I made for testing a few days ago, but I've got… Continue reading It’s Another Ania Tunic!
Anybody who knows me, knows that I am not one to where dresses. I was a bit of a tom boy growing up and I suppose it carried over into adulthood. I've always had a hard time finding dresses that fit properly anyway. So when I was selected to test this new Venice Dress from… Continue reading The NEW Venice Dress from New Horizons Designs
My first "selfish sewing" post! That's right, I'm sewing for myself this time. What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to treat myself to a new made-by-me blouse from vintage embroidered linens? Even better? A matching (but not too matchy-matchy) blouse for Anna too. I get a lot of joy from sewing for my… Continue reading It’s a Mommy and Me Mother’s Day!
Take a good look at this old pillowcase. Between yellowing, age spots, musty smell and snags in the embroidery, it certainly seems unusable. I certainly wouldn't put this on my pillow in this state.... All too often, people find it difficult to see past all the wear and tear of age. Or maybe they just… Continue reading Up-Cycled Paris Tea Time Dress
There's nothing like a good up-cycle project to commemorate Earth Day. Not to mention, this is sort of what I do anyway. I love using vintage embroidered linens to make one-of-a-kind clothes for my little Princess. And why not? These beautiful works of art deserve a second life. For this particular dress, I used a… Continue reading Up-cycled Dress for Earth Day