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Saturday, 23 July 2011

50s style summer wardrobe make do and makeover

UPDATE **** I have rescanned these pages & saved them as PDFs for you to download on my new website here ***** UPDATE
I recently bought a batch of 1950s Woman's Weekly magazines - have already spent several hours sitting in the garden, glass of vino in hand, totally fascinated by the vintage fashion and home articles. This feature from the June 30 1956 edition had me intrigued as it has good instructions on how to remodel your clothes to create a natty summer wardrobe. I thought this was too good for us Sew Retro gals to miss, so please feel free to use these scans for inspiration for your own sewing. Happy summer sewing everyone!

Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?

Maybe not, but I have several sitting in my housemaid's cupboard full of crafting supplies and makes

Some are destined for Christmas trees, others, like the little fairy above, can be used to decorate rooms, summerhouses, wherever - after all, remember a fairy is for life, not just for Christmas!

They are perfect for using up tiny vintage scraps of Liberty tana lawn, lace, silks, ribbons, wool or yarn for hair and beads for sparkles

Instructions to make your own will be posted shortly