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My old record player died and I had to replace it - here's a tour of my new record player and some of the design elements I liked on it as well as some features.

 

 

I've been making curtains for my drafty windows in my 1930s home. Learn how I make a custom pattern and add a liner.

 

PART 2 - Still working on piecing new vintage-inspired outfits together - using true vintage, vintage reproduction, and modern clothes to achieve a budget-friendly wardrobe.

 

PART 1 - This week I'm working on piecing new vintage-inspired outfits together - using true vintage, vintage reproduction, and modern clothes to achieve a budget-friendly wardrobe.

 

I'm still working on my vintage Sewmor 606 aqua-teal sewing machine.
This video talks about the pros and cons of a knee pedal, and ultimately I switched it out (and show you how) for a modern foot pedal.

 

Showing you all the great finds from the last month. Includes a few great tops, accessories, fabric, sewing supplies, and vintage sewing books.

 Have you ever heard of brands like Judy Bond or Pink Wheels?

In this video, I take a $23 frumpy eBay dress and convert it to a 1940s-style shirt dress and made a matching fabric belt from the hem. I love doing refashions like these, because it's hard to find good apparel fabric. This fabric was 100% rayon, nice and thick, in the right color with a beautiful pink floral pattern. 

Here it is! A video on my pink vintage bathroom! My house was built 1938-1940 and many of the original fixtures and paint are still intact. There is a pink Standard American sink and tub, a beautiful vanity, laundry chute, and a tiled-out mosaic menora.

 

I moved into a late 1930s home with original cabinets and the doors would stick and be hard to open. Yes, they need to be repainted, but I would NEVER replace them! Wood cabinets are amazing - especially compared to the modern mdf and compressed wood cabinets. Quick tip on how to maintain them.

I love the detailed yoke and front pleats of the Simplicity 1777 dress - so here is my first time through trying it out! Includes fitting, construction, and review of the pattern and fabric.

I found a cheap mannequin at the thrift store and it was a few sizes too small. I decided to resize it using quilting batting and made a new outer sleeve for it.

This video covers how to make earrings from vintage plastic buttons using a shank remover, earring posts, and epoxy.

I have an epic line up of projects to work on this summer: 1940s dresses, making earrings from buttons, making a retro diner booth, and more.

How to thread this awesome vintage sewing machine - and what’s with knee pedals???

This video covers how to replace the bobbin winder and fill and load the bobbin.


 

Refashioned two sweaters into cute little cropped sweaters to fit my 1940s wardrobe.


 

How to replace a Japanese vintage sewing machine motor from the 1950s-1960s.