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Vintage Inspired Pierrot Child's Costume
Yesterday in the late morning I realized with panic that the next day my son will have a carnival party at his kindergarten. More than a year ago I have made a bat or vampire costume for Halloween that still fit him, but would be far too warm to be worn ind...

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Sew What You Got - Sewing Challenge
Each year I have the same resolution - sew more, sew from what I got (patterns, materials) to reduce my stash. Currently, sewing is almost impossible for me, as I have no sewing room. I had one. Now it's stuffed with boxes and clutter I don't know where to ...

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1940s Plaid Jacket
Last autumn I was in desperate need for an autumnal everyday jacket. My mom had given me a wonderful double faced woolen material that had been in her stash since I can remember, and she told me it was probably from the early 70s. As I girl, I didn't like t...

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1950s Ballet Shoes Dress
My husband and me, we both love operas and ballet. Before we had the kids, we went to the opera house from time to time, mostly with some of our friends from Ireland who are living in Switzerland or came here regularly. Mein Mann und ich, wir lieben beide O...

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Flamingo Swirl Sun Dress
Almost 2 years ago I joined a sew-along, and I made my first Swirl dress. Since then, I was hooked by the comfortable style, and I kept my eyes open for similar patterns. I found one from the 1940s, as well as a sun-dress version from the 1950s. Vor fast 2 ...

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The Gardening Dress That Turned Out As A Skirt
Maybe you have a big passion like me you like to show with themed prints. For me, it's gardening. (And some more...)  Recently I found an amazing vintage border print with gardening tools. I totally had to have it. It arrived a bit later than expected, but ...

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About Vintage Wooden Shoes
I can't believe it's already April, and it's so long since my last post. I had a bit a rough time, I was sick for the first time in the colder season in October, and it didn't stop until some days ago - I was constantly more or less sick, coughing, sneezing...

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Vintage Inspiration - Actress Beverly Tyler
There's only very little known about this actress. Not even Wikipedia could help, but when I found a picture of the in that polka-dotted swimming suit, it suddenly came to my mind that even the starlets that are long forgotten now had so much more style tha...

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Mexican Feedsack Blouse
To be honest, this fabric was NOT a feedsack. It was a really large piece of true vintage fabric I discovered when I was browsing the internet some months ago. In fact, it was a 10 yard piece I shared among some fellow sewing ladies. The most amazing qualit...

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