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It’s a Mommy and Me Mother’s Day!

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!

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Pillowcase Dress Tutorial

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

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Vintage Pillowcase turned Cute Little Top

The theme for this last week of Project Run and Play is to make something with your own "Signature style". Yahhh! I've been waiting for this one all month. Not that the other themes weren't fun, because I've had a blast. And of course I've been trying to put my vintage mark on everything. But… Continue reading Vintage Pillowcase turned Cute Little Top

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How to Restore Vintage Linens to Their Former Glory

One obstacle of working so much with vintage linens is the presence of stains and odors. Whether you want to recycle yours for sewing projects or just use them for their original purpose, you'll first want to restore those vintage linens to their former glory. Take a look at this embroidered linen. I absolutely fell in love… Continue reading How to Restore Vintage Linens to Their Former Glory

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Tinny Hack

Well I guess now you can call me a "hacker". That's right, I am guilty of hacking. You may not recognize it, but this sweet little top is actually the Tinny Dress re-envisioned. Yup, I hacked it! I initially purchased the Tinny pattern when I saw other designers making dresses for their little girls and fell… Continue reading Tinny Hack