Learning About Tailoring

Prince Philip who has his suits made by Norton & Sons of Savile Row Tailor, Tailoring Two words that have always intimidated me. Words that conjure up English gentlemen on Savile Row, the bearers of generations of secret sewing and fitting knowledge. The domain of the elite wealthy, those who live in the rarified world […]

I Love Lucy : Du Barry 5667 from 1942

If you are visting from Project Run And Play, welcome to Sew Country Chick! Although I used a pattern fo this dress I can assure you I do know how to make patterns if I am chosen. I just enjoy the feeling of working from vintage patterns. I think I can bring a fun flavor […]

Vintage Little Girls Sewing Patterns

I adore vintage children’ sewing patterns as much for the sweet art on them as for the wonderful patterns inside. Being able to bring back to life a little piece of history for my girls to wear is so fun. These were the days when girls dresses were very detailed in design. I have been […]

Visiting Portland and Seattle

I just got back from a trip to Portland and Seattle.We visited some of my relatives in Washington but made a side trip to Portland, Oregon. I have to say I  loved Portland! Having grown up in a place like Los Angeles, which is really just a conglomeration of suburbs with no real center, it’s […]

Advance 5867 : A 50’s Peasant Blouse

Project: A fifties style peasant blousePattern: Advance 5867, Undated but approximately early 50’s. Bought from a vintage shop for 5$Fabric: Silk charmeuse, 1 yard 6$, bias trim bought at garage sales and lace from downtown LA and trim approximately 1$Time to make: About 4 hours because of all the hand stitching.Total Cost: About 12$ I borrowed […]