I’ve just released a free pattern for these cute mini bloomers, so hop on over to Colette Patterns to see more pictures and details, and download the free pattern. Please feel free to blog/tweet/share the link around! For such a wee project, I spent lots of time on it, so I want as many people [...]
I just randomly came across this amazing specimen of embroidered victorian silk stockings on Etsy. Aren’t they amazing? I’m inspired to do my own whitework embroidery on stockings now. I just need to find stockings sturdy enough to last longer than a few wears first!
I’ve been posting some fun stuff over at the Colette Patterns blog, so I thought I might start posting some quick weekly roundups to keep you up to date: The magic of vintage fabric covered belt buckles, and how I wish they were still being made. Lots of photos of Women’s Wear of the 1930′s, [...]
I guess the time has come for me to talk about my underwear on the internet. I’ve mentioned before that I really like vintage underthings. They are just so comfortable and pretty. Ok, maybe stockings/garters and girdles and corsets aren’t comfortable (though functional). But silk slips, kimonos, tap pants, bralettes, camisoles, bed jackets… they are [...]
This is my new denim playsuit/overall thing, which I made by combining one of my patterns with a vintage one. It’s perfect for bike riding on a warm day. Check out thesewing deets on the Colette Patterns blog for more about them.