Black heroes of the Wild West

Hello guys. I’m guest blogging over at AtomicRedhead for Black History Month. The theme, Black heroes of the Wild West! Go give it a look see!

How to trace vintage patterns

A couple months ago, I made a video on how to trace your vintage patterns, I figured I'd share it here.
You'll need:
Your pattern
Tracing paper
A Manila folder to put the pieces in after

2019 making plans

2019  wardrobe plans, vintage plans, vintage patterns, vintage clothing

Hello and happy 2019!

I'm here to bring you some sewing plans I am hoping to keep up with for once. I'm looking at some of the gaps in my wardrobe, and figuring how to fill them. I figure this would be much more simple than throwing out an arbitrary number of items or patterns, and feeling stressed out while thinking about them. Sewing for me is fun, I want it to eventually be my job, I mean I got my degree in it for a reason.


1940s, 1950s, vintage sewing patterns

Here are some basic blouses I can probably do in my sleep. I need fun collars and monograms galore.


1940s, 1950s, vintage sewing patterns

I just need more skirts and nice fitting trousers in my life.


One day on Instagram, Jennifer of TheVintageSmalls posted this coat in her stories. I quickly screenshot it, and spent the next day drafting it. SO I will be making this beauty, which I'll blog about in depth soon.


1940s, 1950s, vintage sewing patterns

I need lingerie in my life, and damn it all I'm going to make myself some this year! As well as some swimwear, hopefully I will learn to swim this year, so I should at least look cute while doing so.


1940s, knitting, knitting patterns

I also plan do add some vintage knitting in here. I intend to knit or crochet at least two sweaters this year, and to make a plethora of accessories.

If I plan it out right, I'll be sewing at least one garment a month, which is manageable.

What's on your work table for this year?
Any knitting and crochet plans?

What's on your to-buy list?