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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

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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

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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

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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