fall vs summer

Hi everyone! It’s september, almost fall, and to me it also means « back to school »… BUT I am still on holidays for a few days, so I still have my mind on « summer » mood. So I present two of my last realisations : « Back to school » oufit and High waisted swimsuit! So first, here is…

1950s teen blouse

Hey everyone! This summer, I also made me a blouse that I really love to wear! I called it « 1950s teen blouse » because it is very neutral, very « nice », with its blue flowers on white fabric. This is the 1950s pattern 🙂 (Simplicity S.116) It is made with lightweight cotton fabric I bought to a…

1950s wedding lace dress

Hi everybody! These last days I have been working on a project that started this summer. A colleague of one of my summer jobs asked me if I could make her a dress for a wedding. She was one of the witness, so there was a lot of pressure! Moreover it was the first « order »…

« Fall for cotton » participation!!

I officially got involved in Tasha and Rochelle « fall for cotton » challenge! (clic!) Here’s my cotton fabric choice, and the pattern, still in 1940s decade 😉 . I didn’t want to use black button, so I hesitate between those two : a red/brown or a white/blue one. Still lookin’ for others…  Arr tough tough life!…

My vintage Rita Hayworth haircut and easy and fast hairstyle!

Hi everyone! Stefanie asked me how did I style my hair on this picture : I can explain my usual hairstyle, which is exactly similar to this one except the curls are looser ;). First, the haircut This is the basis for a good looking vintage hairstyle. Daniela Turudich’s book, « 1940′s Hairstyles », gives complete explanations…

1940s jacket part 2 : muslin time!

Hi! Earlier, I told you about a new jacket pattern I wanted to make. Well I did 🙂 . But first, I made the muslin to see how it fitted. The shoulders were okay, I increased the lenght of the sleeves and added almost 2 cm between the neck and the waist. Luckily, the shoulders…

summery peplum blouse

Hello everybody! Here is one of my latest sewing projects : a 1940s peplum top, made with a cute flowery lightweight cotton fabric. I found it in a fabric store in France, as a coupon of 3 meters for only 12 euros ! With the fabric left I made the inside of my previous retro…

I LOVE BUTTONS!!

I think I am like many sewing ladies (and gentlemen!), I love buttons! I can’t resist those nice little piece of pierced material!!! Here are some of my latest purchases.I LOVE them!! especialy the black « flower » (with littles « bumps ») and the gold and black ones!     The last ones are going to be used…