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Nikki
Massachusetts, USA
Sewing fiend with a lust for wandering lost
Interests: travel, learning, world politics, sewing, art, photography, buddhism, cooking, crafts
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I think I forgot about this dress but now I've remembered how much I like the style of the top and the skirt I think I need to pull out the pattern again! The Night and Day dress is probably one of the most versatile and useful patterns out there.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2021 at Wanderlost
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The Papercut Pinnacle Top! Seems like an appropriate autumn coloured post. And it was made almost exactly a year ago! I was going to put this up last week but a family emergency had me missing work/computer time. So the big halloween project from last year will go up next... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2021 at Wanderlost
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This. I don't know why I made this or where I'm going to wear it, but I absolutely love it. It's a fun mix of vintage and modern. My boyfriend picked out and bought the fabric for me at the fabric store I love in Dallas and I let him... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2021 at Wanderlost
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I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. - LM Montgomery It's almost that time again! I made this last year out of a 1953 vintage Simplicity 4213 from my collection. It reminded me a bit of Gertie's Hepburn top, which I didn't own at the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2021 at Wanderlost
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Summer is slowly coming to an end so I should try and post a few more warm weather clothes before winter hits completely. This is McCall 340, a 1940's pattern from my collection in a very light weight fern print gauze from Joann's. This was an extremely easy top to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2021 at Wanderlost
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From a 1935 German pattern magazine. Straight forward pattern, no changes made at all. Unfortunately they are a little see-through, but still wearable! I wore them out during my last trip to the Vineyard, managed to get a picture in the exact same place as a previous picture of different... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2021 at Wanderlost
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I LOVED this pattern. I had plans directly after this to make another one, but other projects got in the way. I don't actually know if I've ever made a pattern more than once....I just have SO MANY of them. This is the #3005 1930s Butterfly Blouse from Decades of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2021 at Wanderlost
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Vogue 1104 Started 7 years ago or more. All cut out but not entirely put together. For some reason, I just didn't enjoy sewing this one up. It didn't have anything to do with the style and I love the finished project, I just didn't have fun doing it for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2021 at Wanderlost
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Butterick 3803 Lounging PJs, different than Beach PJs! I suppose not, I've seen a lot of semi-scandalous photos of women in beach PJs from the 30s. But anyway, these are labeled as lounging and sleeping PJs, with large large arm holes and the instructions have fagoting (a type of open... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2021 at Wanderlost
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Since the weather is slowly warming up and the brief summer season is ahead, I thought it was time to post this marvelous outfit I made LAST summer. It didn't get nearly enough wear, but I'm madly in love with this outfit. It is everything I wanted it to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2021 at Wanderlost
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This was just a mish mash of patterns to make a little playsuit. Would have been great for the Vineyard if we could have gone this year. Anyway. The fabric was found at a craft resale/repurpose store and was picked out by my boyfriend. I pretty much knew immediately what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2021 at Wanderlost
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I just love this dress. I sized it up from an original 1945 Butterick 3789 pattern in my collection. It took a while to grade up correctly, some oddly shaped pieces, but after that was done, it was fairly simple. The front of the skirt wraps around so even though... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at Wanderlost
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It's been almost 2 years since I've posted in this blog, I guess most things happen over at Instagram now. But I also find that when I'm talking about a dress I'm thinking of wearing, or of something that I've made, I pull up this blog for pictures. So I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Wanderlost
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You can tell I just heard about work before I took these pictures because I look depressed in all of them ;) Also, none of them are in focus for some reason, which really cuts down on editing time, lol. I saved posting this for when I was working, because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at Wanderlost
Vintage styles definitely have some great collar details, don't they? I think I used to stay away from them because they used to get lost in my hair, but now that I have a couple of quick updos and go longer in between washes, I can make more :)
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2018 on Sewing Projects :: Backlog! at Wanderlost
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I bought this fabric quite a while ago, but with the release of Infinity War, I knew I had to get a dress done! I'm decently happy with it? The top fits a little large, easy to fix though, but definitely wearable as is. I think I picked the perfect... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Wanderlost
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After a wore a dress the other day that I wear fairly often, I've realised that I've never blogged it. I've never taken pictures of it. In fact, there are a bunch, going back years, that I've never taken pictures of! Maybe wearing more vintage more often has made me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Wanderlost
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Well, it was the day before I wrote this, but today it is 30 degrees colder and raining. I'll hold on to the memories though. And summer means tropical prints! I LOVE tropical prints. I've been hoarding them though, holding out for the perfect projects. I should just sew them... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Wanderlost
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Best way to actually get pictures of something I make is to finish it last minute for a challenge. The challenge ended today and I finished the dress late last night! You can see the original post about this challenge >>Here<< Original dress was from a picture from the late... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Wanderlost
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Xavier (the traveling hairy-eared dwarf lemur) skiing I say part one because at some point in the future I plan on making a jacket to go with these pants. I ran out of time before my recent ski trip and now that it is the 3rd week in March, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Wanderlost
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Fun times! Who knows if I'll finish in time for the challenge, but I just love the idea all the same. I don't know where my father's pictures are, he probably doesn't either, but I pulled out all the old family photos of my mom's and had a fabulous time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Wanderlost
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Not nearly as fun as my Star Wars dress, but still, another Christmas dress! There are threads of sparkle in the plaid which makes it more festive too :) I've been working on this one for ages, as usually happens with vintage patterns. I'm glad I started early. After copying,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Wanderlost
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Really, one of the best things about Christmas are all the festive outfits! After that it is just boring old winter clothes. It's been unseasonably cold this year, so I haven't gotten to wear all the outfits I planned, but whatever. I managed to make two Christmas dresses this year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Wanderlost
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Woo! I didn't want to wait to post this one because I love it so much. I'll just make everything Disney related and then I'll definitely get around to taking pictures! The Rita Blouse from Gertie's new Charmed Patterns This fabric. I just love it. A gorgeous Beauty and the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Wanderlost
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w, 3 months since I posted last! Honestly, I just hate taking pictures of myself, which is why I never post things. It hasn't seemed like a busy summer, but I guess it has been a bit. Our new cat, Augustus, died while I was on an away job in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Wanderlost