Category Archives: Vintage

MakeNine2009 #5 Vintage Apron

Graded up from a medium, this apron sewn from a reproduction vintage pattern could still use a little lengthening. My bias binding of scalloped edges could use a fair bit of work too. The fabric is Lecien Antique Flowers in … Continue reading

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Art Deco Roses

Art Deco roses (or maybe I’m mistaken) trace the exterior of the 60″ x 80″ (1.5m x 2m) rectangular tablecloth. When it was gifted to me it came with a small pile of light and medium blue skeins of floss. … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Fabrics

Found these lovelies at a local Salvation army after a drop off. The tiny rosebuds has a stain at one edge, which should be easy to cut around.  The only stain or problem in the bunch.  The largest is the … Continue reading

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Flowers in Pinks, Blues and Yellows

Feeling carefree and responsible, as I work a few stitching on this vintage table cloth. The end is in sight, if not so close that I can claim in to be working on it. 8 small flowers on the outer … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Seam Binding

Vintage variety is priceless. Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Tools and Notions

My last trip to the thrift store found zippers, seam binding, embroidery hoops, a vintage pattern, vintage clasps, and a pleat maker.  While all will be useful, this last is my favorite.  It has long been on my tools wish … Continue reading

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Recycled Fashion

This amazing vintage style dress is made of old sewing patterns. It was one of many dresses on display from last years recycled runway, something I hadn’t heard of before. Designers make their garments entirely from used materials. The accompanying … Continue reading

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In a Child’s Eyes

“No, Mommy! Don’t cover up the pretty blue flowers, Mommy.” I was restitching a large rose that had been part of the section torn out when I realized that the floss included with the eBay purchased tablecloth didn’t match the … Continue reading

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Chasing the Snowflakes Away

Snowflakes complete and the inner border should be complete today as well. The outer border should wait until gaming on Saturday, but I’m starting to feel superstitious and sick of winter. Plus, we were numerous enough and busy enough fighting … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Paragon Tablecloth Kit

A vintage tablecloth kit is an excellent find. Roses in Blue on Blue make this 60″ by 80″ cloth particularly desirable. Continue reading

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