#tbt to the clutch purse I made back in 2008 with vintage fabric gifted to me by my late-grandmother. She bought it when she was first married in 1945, so it's over 70 years old. It features a beautiful pattern of falling leaves on a scarlet background. This piece of fabric ignited my love for vintage textiles and I've been collecting them ever since ♡ swipe to see more images of this striking fabric.
❤️ V I N T A G E • L O V E ❤️
I like to incorporate vintage thread and buttons into my makes when they are clean, safe and in good condition.
What I love about vintage is there's a story behind everything and future heirlooms is what Jollities is all about.
I inherited this box of thread from my auntie when she passed away and in it I just found this old receipt from a shop in Rockhampton, Australia, dating from 1936. My auntie must have inherited these well-travelled threads from someone too, it's incredible they've remained so vibrant despite some of them being 80 odd years old 💛
Oooh I’m interviewed in Sew It Vintage - a one off sewing title from the @lovesewingmag team. This gorgeous mag comes with two vintage Vogue patterns and also features @stitchodyssey and @kestrelmakes with projects by @fabricgodmother and @stitchedupsam. It’s packed full of vintage loveliness and a REALLY good read! On sale at Tesco, Morrison’s, Asda or online at moremags.com. #sewitvintage#vintage#vintagesewing#vintagevoguepattern#V8788#V9187#vintagedressmaking
Started drafting the pattern for my next project, a 1950’s evening gown. I’m using one of @mrsdepew lovely patterns which uses a French pattern drafting system involving scaling small piece patterns. Muslin will be posted soon, and I’ll make sure to keep you updated.
Day 27 of #fallforcostume @redthreaded - Art Deco: I often sew 1920s dresses but I thought I'd share an early Art Deco dress: my 1910s peacock evening gown that I made right before Christmas some years ago.