Sewing and embroidering a baby jacket! (Simplicity 4060)

As I’m working through Haute Couture Embellishments assignments (feathers.. passementerie!!.. tassels.. closures.. and embroidery) I keep thinking of ways to use the techniques I’m learning and noticing them in old clothes, etc., getting super excited. I used to hate handwork (I think I have mentioned that before), I really didn’t “get” embroidery and my stitching…

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Sewing Rudi Gernreich’s Kabuki Dress

Two years ago I attended my first Current Affair vintage show in New York. Current Affair happens twice a year in each city it’s based in (New York, SF, LA) and some 200 vintage sellers come together in a convention space to sell in one place. Sellers really bring out some of their most exciting…

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