I’ve long been a fan of Gretchen Hirsch (known as Gertie) and her blog Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. I love her rockabilly style, kitschy-cute dresses and her treatise on feminism and foundation garments. She really is an entertaining and interesting writer. So when I heard she’d released her first book, Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing in 2012, I was thrilled. It took me ages to get the courage to buy it though!
Do you want to wear a classic full-skirted dress from the 1960s and increase your sewing expertise at the same time? Then try Butterick pattern B5747!
Today I’m sharing my Five Fave Retro Sewing Patterns to help you create your own, one-of-a-kind retro piece.
I think retro and vintage style is fun. It’s exciting, and flattering and feminine, and it celebrates my curves in all the right ways! And all those childhood toys and daily tableware are considered delightfully vintage and retro now, so let’s have fun and celebrate Vintage all month long on Make + Do!
It’s no secret that I adore my digital SLR (and my smartphone’s camera) and I’m working hard to be a better photographer, so this week I’m taking some time to share some basic photography knowledge in the hope you’ll be more confident to shift off Auto!
I started blogging because I needed a space to produce content that I ‘wanted’ to produce, rather than content that I was ‘told’ to produce.
In case you missed it in my little film, here are my 6 steps to furniture-fabness!
I’m guessing you’re still a bit daunted by working with paper patterns so let me hold your hand while I guide you through some of the basics.
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