Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gypsy top

I went out last night to see AC/DC tribute band and quickly made this gypsy top yesterday afternoon! it was so easy to make! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bombshell dress sew retro class

I  signed up for an online class taught by Gertie of Gerties blog for better sewing to learn how to make this bombshell dress and loving the course! She guides you through cutting up your pattern and making a muslin, to fitting the bodice and making the dress! I am loving her teaching style and everything is covered with clear tutorial videos and she answers any questions you may have. I signed up simply cos I love the 1950's dresses  only ever did boning once for my eldest daughters formal dress but my goodness this course has showed me so much more tips and techniques for boning! I cant wait to start making this dress!

Vintage patterns

I love the 1950's dresses and coats,  I was given this box of 1950's patterns last night, and they are gorgeous!! I cant wait to start my new winter wardrobe!! the sizing is amazing as a size 16 is a 36 bust! whereas now a size 16 is a 40" bust! I am in seventh heaven getting these patterns! the patterns were 3 shillings!!