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#vpjuly "Next" - giving this #clairemccardell pattern another go after the first one became a wadder. I tested it with cheesy gray ponte from JoAnns that was way too heavy for all the gathers, and it gave me that air de la "prison matron after hours." This time I'm using light, pretty Liberty jersey, and reducing the volume of the skirt. We'll see! Thanks for the fun, @stitchodyssey ! @minervacrafts

Day 23 of #VPJuly - Next! I've been pretty bad at keeping up with this Insta photo challenge. It's made me long for vintage sewing patterns, everyone's photos have been so tempting! But I do have a vintage project coming up next and it's my August @simplicitynewlook Stitch by Stitch video as their Vintage Ambassador! I'm sewing this gorgeous #1940s blouse. Have you tried this pattern? πŸ’

#simplicitythroughtheages #simplicitybyme #simplicitypatterns #simplicity1590 #1940sstyle #vintagesewing #vintagestyle #retrostyle #retrosewing #sewist #sewist #sewcialists #dressmaking #seamstress #sewingblog #sewingblogger #sewingvlogger #sewingvlog

Sun 23rd #VPJuly: NEXT
My #VintagePledge this year is to make at least one garment from each of my favourite decades - the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. I've already tackled the first two, so here are some contenders for the last three! @simplicitynewlook
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ There's Β£100 worth of vintage-inspired fabric from @minervacrafts up for grabs today today πŸŽπŸŽ‰

It's gonna take me a while to unpack everything from my recent vacation and organise the mess I was in right before the vacation. I have a gazillion #sewing ideas buzzing around my head but I think I will only be able to get back into the rhythm of sewing and drafting my own patterns at the end of this month. I'll be easing back into sewing again in August with this little #bralette kit by @sophie_hines (purchased from @fancytigercrafts during my recent visit to CO). Learning to sew my own vintage inspired swimwear is a big dream of mine and I think sewing my own #lingerie will be a good start? ✨ #VPJuly @minervacrafts

Up next is a final version of this 1930s dress that some of you encouraged me to make. Swipe to see a couple of shots of a working toile in jersey. It is fabulous! Thanks to Sarah @workspacefads for helping me realise this dream. Can't wait to make the glam version. #vpjuly @minervacrafts @stitchodyssey #vintagesewing #lovethe30s #ilovevintageclothes sorry about the coloured towel!

#VPJuly day 1: Hello I'm Amy! I like to sew 1940s/50s/60s inspired garments. I also like fluffy cats, tasty gins, and funny podcasts! Chatting with other sewists is the best so get in touch and say hi!! (My dress is #B5748 in carline liberty poplin)

#VPJuly Thurs 20th: TECHNIQUE
I love a bit of old fashioned seam neatening. Here, machine edge stitching and seam binding - who needs an overlocker?! @stitchodyssey #vintagemethods #seamfinishes

Playing dress up in an amazing fabric piece that can be both cape or skirt. #balenciagastyle Think I've nailed the couture glamour look 😜
#victoriaandalbert #balenciaga #vpjuly

parting ways with true vintage is difficult. swipe. this delicate summer dress with a pintuck and lace detail upper and a two-keyhole back closure should really be with someone who will wear it. cleaned out my closet and selling stuff - feels good. #vpjuly


Sorry #vpjuly I've been sick in bed the past few days, so unfortunately I couldn't finish the challenge. However! In all of my better feelings today I finished my "NEXT" that I was going to post anyways! Huzzah! ⚑️And we'll just skip right over INSTRUCTIONS because I've always been rubbish at following instructions anyways. I see them as more or less guidelines. .
SO deciding that I need more pockets in my life, I made another short wrap dress from a thrifted bed sheet. They are seriously working for my Boy Mama needs. Also this will be another entry to #summerofthepinafore hosted by @makethislook I highly recommend all you vintage sewing mamas jump on board. I'm hoping to make at least four by the deadline! I plan on making a medium weight wool wrap dress in this same style for Hawkeye's inevitable fall acorn collection. They are so easy to make, it's ridiculous.
#vintagepledge #summerdress #memade #vintagepattern #vintagedress #50sfashion #sewingmama #boymama #mamastyle #vintagesewing #rickrack #pinkandgreen #vintagelife #vintagestyle #makeityourself #upcycled #upcycle #reuse

parting ways with true vintage is difficult. swipe. this delicate summer dress with a pintuck and lace detail upper and a two-keyhole back closure should really be with someone who will wear it. cleaned out my closet and selling stuff - feels good. #vpjuly

Buckles galore! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ we have some really beautiful buckles in our etsy shop at the moment, these all date from the 1920s-1950s, they look great as a statement fastener on your favourite vintage pattern! 😍 They're made from a mix of celluloid and early plastics, prices start from Β£3, link in bio ☺ -
#buckles #emerald #emeraldbuckles #vintagesewing #sewcialists #vpjuly #1920ssewing #1930ssewing #1940ssewing #1950ssewing #vintagepatterns #celluloidbuckle #artdeco #artdecobuckle #artdecosewing #flappersewing

Finishing up #vpjuly with a photo of one of my holiday #thrifting finds - vintage stockings found in a Launceston op shop. I've gifted them to a colleague who was tickled pink. Google tells me late 1950s or 1960s (?) - anyone with insights feel free to set me straight. I'm not sure if the brand on the stockings matches the box and whether they're reproduction in an old box or actual vintage. It doesn't matter they were very cheap!
#vintagepledge #vintagestockings

Final day of #VPJuly is #whatsnext! I bought three pieces of some lovely solid rayon a few weeks ago. I'm planning on making #b6380 with one of them. Any suggestions on which color to use? I'm leaning towards the red ❀️. @stitchodyssey @minervacrafts
#1940sfashion #memadeeveryday #sewingplans

#vpjuly last day: Next.
Found this 1965 Pierre Cardin 60s shift dress with white buttons in Pinterest and planning to make it next time.
I will draw the pattern by myself and look for the right fabric 😊
Thank you so much Marie for hosting this awesome challenge. I am looking forward for next year πŸ’™πŸ’™ .
#vintage #vintagepledge #sewing #sewingplans #sewinginspiration #vintagedress

For the final day of #vpjuly we're sharing our "next" project. While I have about a dozen projects on the cutting table, the only "next" that really matters are the dresses that I'm making for my tiki-themed 40th birthday party in September. I'm trying to embrace this milestone by planning a ridiculous Mariah-Carey style costume change mid-party. The real reason for the two outfits is that I have two great fabrics and can't choose. If I end up only making one, it will be the 1950s sarong with the rayon tiki fabric. I've made that dress twice before and know that I can make it without any issues. The Vogue dress with the yellow floral vintage rayon may intimidate me too much to attempt. I've already started to acquire jewelry (as a way of procrastinating making the dress) and bought this nut bracelet on eBay a couple weeks ago. My grandmother had a very similar bracelet that I desperately wish I had still! I also need to acquire a floral accent for my hair and think that @shazamvintagepinuphairflowers is the way to go. Any other suggestions? So, wish me luck. Thanks to @stitchodyssey for hosting this challenge for past two weeks. It's such a great way to discover other Instagram folks and foster a community on a mutual interest! @minervacrafts @stitchodyssey #1950sStyle #1940sStyle #1950sStyle #vintagesewing #vintagepatterns #vintagefabric #tikifashion #vintagetiki #sewing #simplicitypatterns

50s vintage blouse obsession, up on the blog. Link in the bio. See, I did wear it to work #VPJuly #sewcialists So it must be done! πŸ€”

The final prompt for #vpjuly is next! My next big event is Dragoncon. For several years I have done historical or vintage interpretation of fandom characters. Previously I've been strawberry shortcake, Totoro, batgirl, Robin, toadette and princess Daisy. This year, my show stopper will be a wild flapper (!) interpretation of Birdperson from Rick & Morty. I'm also recreating the fan art by @savannahalexandraart of 1920s Slytherin. I'm so excited about Birdperson, even if it has been a challenging mating season. #vintage #retro #flapper #dragoncon #slytherin #hogwarts #1920s #birdperson #rickandmorty #wubbalubbadubdub #cosplay #vintagecosplay #vintagepledge #vintagesewing @stitchodyssey @minervacrafts

#vpjuly up next. Not going to be my immediately next project but I am already planning my dress for my cousin's wedding in January out of this beautiful @gertie18 fabric. Thinking I will need to find a matching pair of purple or pink t-straps @stitchodyssey @minervacrafts

#vpjuly next. My brother has just glitter spray painted this pink fabric from my stash, and over the course of this week the plan is to convert it into a Sandie Shaw dress for our Eurovision themed school trivia and fundraising night. Currently ploughing through my stash for the perfect pattern but at this point it looks like it will be a mashup. Wish me luck! @minervacrafts . And thanks so much @stitchodyssey for another fine vpjuly. And I really liked the two week format! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• #sandieshaw #diyglitterfabric

#vpjuly 23 - Next
Just about squeezing in the last day on VPJuly, I have loved being part of this # thanks @stitchodyssey for hosting, it has got me thinking and I have discovered some forgotten gems! These are my next projects, the #orladress for #anorlaaffair, #newlook6447 in a stunning print from @stitchfabrics that I have been saving for the right pattern and my next vintage style number #b6094 by @gertie18, the contrast for the back flaps is from @minervacrafts 😍

#vpjuly Sun 23rd 'Next' @minervacrafts @stitchodyssey - it's the last day of #vpjuly and I've really enjoyed it! As a beginner, sewing with vintage patterns does scare me (!!) but I'm feeling inspired to start a #vintagepledge with @simplicity_creative_group #simplicitypatterns repro 40's apron and ditzy floral from #modafabric and then - who knows? Perhaps I'll be brave enough for a vintage dress?! πŸ˜€

#vpjuly what's up next? In my quest to have the most animal print wardrobe ever, I'm thinking maybe some slim leopard style trousers would be a good choice. Might use this pattern! @stitchodyssey @minervacrafts

#vpjuly NEXT - it's all about stage outfits at the moment - I am spending every minute thinking up new ideas of what to sew up next to perform in! I know it's definitely not vintage - I've been fully stepping into the future with my new looks but I'm still so inspired by couture from the past and itching to bring more of those details in too!! This was me yesterday in my #TheBigStitch upcycle and added lace collar - I did feel a bit self conscious in a leotard but sure had a lot of fun!!! 🌈 β€’β€’β€’
HUGE Thankyou to the amazing @stitchodyssey for all the fantastic inspiration she brought to Instagram the last few days- I have loved being involved!! 😘😘😘 @minervacrafts

#VPJuly *next* - I seriously need to finish this shirt that I started two year's ago and then lost confidence with. I love the shape of the collar and yoke!

And yesterday's *instructions* - this vintage Vogue pattern was the first ever sewing pattern I bought and it came with no instructions and no pattern markings. It baffled me and it took me another two years to give dressmaking another go!

Thanks @stitchodyssey for organising the past two weeks!

#VPJuly Next! Only one week left of this internship then I can sew again!!!! I haven't sewed since May so I have piled up a few projects..... First up will be a beach short set I am using a 40s PJ pattern to make πŸ˜‚ #sewing @stitchodyssey @minervacrafts

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