Wishful Sewing

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I cannot sew. It would seem like I do considering the amount of repairs I’ve done for Adored Vintage, but nearly all of these are HAND DONE. It takes me forever.

My mother on the other hand is a master seamstress. She has the uncanny talent of being able to simply look at a picture of a garment and then magically make it. I am not engineered this way. I so wish I was! And if I had kickass sewing skills… here are the vintage patterns I would have made already.

Most of these vintage patterns are from the late 30s by the way, I have such a soft spot for this period of fashion.

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Vintage dress sewing pattern from 1939. I adore the peter pan collar so much and the slightly puffed sleeves.

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Isn’t this vintage sewing pattern from 1937 just perfect? This is my favorite silhouette, perhaps not such a wide shoulder though. Soft a-lines cut on the bias are the most flattering for my frame.

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This vintage skirt from the late 30s is great. So are these shoes!

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Early 1940s vintage dress sewing pattern. I adore this silhouette! So flattering!

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It’s another late 30s dress pattern! I bet you are super surprised!

Maybe my late summer project will be to finally attempt sewing something from start to finish…

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Vintage lingerie & Morning Coffee

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I’ll be quite honest, I’ve been stressed lately. And it’s OK. I actually don’t stress out about things that often, but recently, even for me, I’m feeling a lot on my plate.

So, naturally, I retreat into pretty beautiful things. It relaxes me. It calms me down. It allows me to make sense of chaos I can’t quite grapple right now.

A desire to minimize, clean, and organize is bubbling up within me. And Spring still seems so far away but it will be here very soon (but not soon enough!)

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