Sustainable Sewing: Vintage & Refashioned Projects

If you are for stopping by from Project Run & Play,
I’m so glad you did!
And if you are one of my regular readers I’m so glad you are here too!
Tuesday I am guest posting over at project over at Project Run & Play.
You can click over and see my 1940′s dress made from a men’s shirt after you check out my post!
I anted to share a few of my favorite projects I have made from vintage patterns and some clothing I upcycled from cast off thrift shop finds.
Sustainable sewing!
1920′s style
1930′s style
1940′s  Style

1950′s Style
Dandelion Dress A mens shirt refashion
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40′s style dress from a frumpy ankle length thrift shop dress.

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  1. Oh I follow your blog but I didn’t even know you did half of this stuff Justine! LOVE vintage patterns.

  2. Love the feminine 40s dresses, Justine, especially the one where your daughter has her hair in rollers. I can remember wearing dresses of a similar style in the late 50s/early 60s, made by my aunty who was a dressmaker and we used to go to bed with rollers in our hair (probably in the 60s). How on earth we ever slept in them, I’ll never know… LOL!!!

  3. just came over here from your PR&P post and you sure can tell that you are having fun sewing with your fabulous vintage sewing pattern collection.
    love your sustainable sewing! btw, I’m going to have to steal that wording, hope you don’t mind :)

  4. Carol Pack Urban says:

    I love all of these!!! I know my 5 1/2 year old granddaughter would love that 1956 dress pattern. I do!

  5. Sew Blessed Maw says:

    I love vintage patterns..both for me and for the kids.. I really like the last house dress pattern, made from the table cute.
    Thanks for sharing..Enjoyed looking at them.

  6. Wonderful! They look so great.

  7. Oh man! Your littlest in the twenties dress is utterly adorable.

  8. These are wonderful! I love your style and thrifted fabric choices.

  9. This first one is by far my fav! So adorable!

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