NEW Alice Dress from The Handmaiden's Cottage Hello, friends! How long has it been since I've sewn up anything Vintage-inspired? Well, I'll tell you how long......Too long! I have been so caught up in other projects lately, I've been neglecting the sweet vintage style I hold so dear. So, I have to admit, I was… Continue reading NEW Alice Dress from The Handmaiden’s Cottage
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
Vintage embroidered linens have a certain charm to them. Maybe it's because they remind us of a simpler time. Back before the days of cell phones and internet and reality TV shows.... Back then, embroidery was a favorite past time for many women. They embroidered everything from tea towels, table runners, home decor and bed… Continue reading Pillowcase Dress Tutorial
Anybody who's ever visited my blog or seen my work through other means knows that I always try to implement a vintage element to everything I create. Even more modern patterns will get a vintage twist here. So when I came across the Vintage Pledge, it should come as no surprise that I totally… Continue reading Vintage Pledge 2016
The perfect combination- Pinafores and vintage embroidery. What better way to showcase a vintage embroidered table cloth than as a sweet little pinafore-style dress? That's right. This adorable dress was made from a vintage table cloth. And, embroidered with blue and pink flowers, it's perfect for Spring 🙂 I can't believe Spring is just right… Continue reading Pretty Pinny
My last project for Kids Clothes Week was inspired by Anna's favorite nursery rhyme, "The Three Little Kittens." Anna LOVES kitties. So naturally, this would be her favorite story. I'm sure you've noticed a few other kitty themed projects I've done over the months. Her Princess Kitty birthday dress, her Hello Kitty Halloween costume last… Continue reading 3 Little Kittens for KCW