Jennifer Lauren Handmade Gable Top and Dress

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Hi everybody! Today I’ll be talking about one of my new favorite patterns, the Jennifer Lauren Handmade Gable top. It’s described as a classic 50s-inspired true slash neckline, a long-line body for extra comfort and three different sleeve options. Read on for more info! Continue reading

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Gertie Sews Vintage Casual Sweetheart Knit Top

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_IMG0803Hello darlings, Nice to see you! Thanks for hanging in there while I’ve been taking too long of a break! I’m back and ready to show my recent makes.

I have to say that this has been my most favorite knit top to sew and wear. It’s from Gertie’s latest book, Gertie Sews Vintage Casual and it has become one of my tried and true patterns!

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Circle Skirt Tutorial The First

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The circle skirt. Other than some basic math, (For help use this calculator: http://circleskirtpattern.com/ ) you can easily draft a pattern and make a few skirts on a weekend afternoon. Not only are they super simple to make, there are several different types of feminine and sometimes silly prints to give you that extra touch of individuality. I drafted a pattern a while back and it held up well until today. I used butcher paper but poster board would definitely be more durable in the long run. Depending on your measurements, you can use as little as a yard of fabric for a skirt. Since I used about 2 1/2 yards, my skirt will consist of four panels sewing together to ultimately complete a perfect circle.

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