Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lemon Tie Dress and other stuff

1. First and Foremost, I have started on another dress! I'm obsessed with sewing now at days, it's crazy! This dress or "the lemon tie dress" as I've come to name it, is from McCalls 6339 (late 50's, early 60's). I know the pattern says it's a house coat, but I'm sute it'll make a good dress. It calls for 6 yards and has many darts, so I'm sure it's going to take me awhile to finish since it's so tedious. I've already sewn the skirt, but I still have pattern pieces to cut out and to gather the ruffles and basically sew the other pieces.

2. Like I said I'm pretty obsessed with sewing and vintage patterns lately. I went to Joann's on Friday and all the Vogue patterns were on sale for $3.99, so I bought most of the vintage ones and a few of their modern designs. I also bought 3 patterns from ebay and 11 patterns from an antique mall today (the 11 aren't included in the picture -_-)

3. I will start doing outfit posts again now that the weather is starting to warm up!

4. I will be updating the shop within two weeks, so keep an eye out on that

5. Thrifting and Antiquing posts will be quite low since I've been spending too much money on patterns and fabric

and that's about it! Is there anything you'd like to see on my blog? I'd really love to hear from you!



  1. Hey Allie, my name is Ashley and I ran across your post on sew retro and from there found your blog. I love the patterns you posted, totally my style too! I can't wait to see the lemon tie dress, so cute!! Good luck with all those crazy darts...I love how the pattern envelope says "easy to sew" :) have fun!

  2. ooohhh...that's a lovely pattern!!

  3. Hello! I come from SewRetro where I saw your post today. This pattern is lovely! I'm sure it will make a very cute dress, I can't wait to see it. :)

    You're lucky to have antique malls where you can go look for patterns, I don't who where to look for vintage patterns in France. :( It's not that fun to buy them online and wait for a long time for them to arrive...

  4. @Ash - Thank you so much! That means a lot when people tell me they like my things, most people think I'm strange for liking the things I like. Over all the dress has been pretty easy, it's just super tedious!

    @Debi - Thanks! I was pretty worried when I bought it because it had this big hole at the bottom of the envelope and I wasn't sure if all the pieces were there. Luckily they were all there when I took them out (:

  5. @Iholy-chan - Oh! I know what you mean about buying patterns online! I think I've just been lucky with finding patterns (: Thanks for stopping by!