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Get the Look: Vintage Style Pinafore with Every Which Way

Pinafores come in all manner of styles from simple utilitarian smock types to fancy (as in not meant to ever get dirty) pinny's with lace, tucks, ruffles and flutters.  Over the decades pattern companies have churned out 100's of variations. The pinafore is just as popular today and often the featured piece of an outfit.  Duchess and Hare has the Pretty Pinnie pattern… Continue reading Get the Look: Vintage Style Pinafore with Every Which Way

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Adjusting a Pattern: Using Every Which Way to Add Sleeves to Runaround

There have been many inquiries about adding sleeves to Duchess and Hare's popular vintage style Runaround Romper and Dress pattern. The Runaround has a vintage fit through the shoulders and plenty of ease to facilitate dressing and attaching to the waist which is elasticized (no placket needed). It is possible to add sleeves to the… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Using Every Which Way to Add Sleeves to Runaround

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Adjusting a Pattern: Changing a Back Closure to a Front Closure

UPDATED Why change a dress bodice or a top into one that buttons up in front instead of the back? A few reasons come to mind such as ease of dressing for independent toddler/child, show off some awesome buttons, avoid hair getting tangled around buttons (my reason to use zippers for back closures!) and my… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Changing a Back Closure to a Front Closure