Some of you may already be aware of this as it's been shared a lot in recent weeks, but I recently came across an incredible resource for vintage sewing patterns and it's incredible. It's called the Vintage Pattern Wikia and is completely fan made, but there are thousands of pattern illustrations for you to browse. Currently … Continue reading A vintage goldmine
Siluett – fashion behind the Iron Curtain
Hello all! I'm back! Well, I never really went anywhere but I know it's been a bit quiet on the western front at jennystitched headquarters lately. I've been struggling with my sewjo a lot lately (will this Granville shirt ever be finished?!) and I've been a little demotivated to do anything at all, let alone … Continue reading Siluett – fashion behind the Iron Curtain
I'm baaaaaaack! Well, I've actually been back just over a week but I'm having a bit of a post-January, post-holiday slump so I've really struggled to gather the motivation to sew or blog anything at all. But it's Pancake Day, I have pancakes AND wine so I figured tonight was the time to write about … Continue reading Double Dutch
Renee Marciel, French designer – a Monday Mention!
Today's post is another Monday Mention! It's also slightly different to normal but this is one I have had drafted for ages! As you may have seen, I really like collecting vintage patterns, although I have yet to successfully make any up - my small collection is full of gorgeous dresses but I'm more of … Continue reading Renee Marciel, French designer – a Monday Mention!
#bpsewvember Day 22 – From the vault
#bpsewvember Day 22 - From the vault. I have very few pictures of early makes, but this is the very first thing I ever drafted from scratch when I was at RADA. This was based on a photo of an early 60s wedding dress.
#bpsewvember Day 18 – Dream project
#bpsewvember Day 18 - Dream project. I don't have a specific project in mind but I really want to make something that's properly historically accurate (and swishy) and get back to my costumer roots. Image from @the_corsetedbeauty on instagram
#bpsewvember Day 16 – UFO
#bpsewvember Day 16 - UFO. I don't have many UFO'S because I stopped sewing for so long, but there is this 'should have been good but is actually awful' nightmare that lives in a storage box out of sight... No plans to finish it either - it's so frumpy on me and also there are … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 16 – UFO
It was my birthday last week! I was travelling from Cologne to Utrecht on the day so celebrations were quite subdued but when I got back home I opened my gift from mum and dad and found these! The Bestway pattern is from 1950 and the Butterick is probably mid Fifties, although undated. I love … Continue reading Birthday gifts!
#sewphotohop Day 30: Favourite era
#sewphotohop Day 30: Favourite era. Yes I know it's September but I'm in Germany eating shnitzels so I've got a little behind! Will post properly about my trip when I'm home. I love the glamour of the 1950's, but I never really wear anything that fits the era. Maybe one day I will be as … Continue reading #sewphotohop Day 30: Favourite era
The sewing roll tutorial!
So this is the promised sewing roll tutorial from a couple of weeks ago! I'm sorry it's been a bit delayed but life happened and I didn't get around to writing it up until now. This is also my very first sewing tutorial! Hopefully it makes sense but if not, please let me know and … Continue reading The sewing roll tutorial!