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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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Inspiration: Take a Bow and Cape Winslet

Now available to purchase here Anyone who follows children's clothing on Pinterest either knows the name Mischka Aoki or they've seen a dress designed by them.  Their dresses are the epitome of elegance.  I have several of their dresses pinned and have always been inspired by the brand's beauty. This beauty is my favorite piece… Continue reading Inspiration: Take a Bow and Cape Winslet

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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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Fall Sewing: Every Which Way

Previously, I'd shared some Fall inspiration and how to get the same looks using Muttonchop.  Today, I'll show you how many looks you can get with Every Which Way.  Between these two patterns, and Free at Last, you may not need another pattern for fall sewing. Every Which Way is already a very versatile pattern,… Continue reading Fall Sewing: Every Which Way


Inspiration: Every Which Way

Now available here Anyone that has collected, browsed, or joined a vintage pattern group has seen the 7day wardrobe patterns.  I own several myself and have always loved the versatility of them.  They're little packets chock full of options for a full variety of dresses and accessories. Who doesn't love a pattern with options?  Most… Continue reading Inspiration: Every Which Way


Inspiration: Pocketful of Sunshine

Pocketful of Sunshine can be purchased here. My daughter has decided she's too old for sailor dresses.  That is such a shame because she's always had one in her closet, which is why I wanted to design one.  Nothing beats a sailor dress for instant vintage style. I had a few different ideas kicking around… Continue reading Inspiration: Pocketful of Sunshine


Inspiration: Petit Four pdf pattern

UDATE*  Pattern now available here When I'm beginning to design a pattern, I often start with piece that greatly inspires me and then I start putting other things that are similar or that I feel will work with the original inspiration into a folder.  I like to see things together because it helps me find… Continue reading Inspiration: Petit Four pdf pattern