Wednesday, February 22, 2017

title pic The Jerusalem Dress

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on February 15, 2017

A 1950s Dress in Jerusalem, Israel I realize that I missed my annual Christmas 1950s dress post – not for lack of sewing Christmas dresses, but for lack of time to photograph and blog about it!  I still hope to share pictures soon, but I have something else to share first!  Last year my husband and I […]

title pic Simplicity 8051 Retro Pattern Review!

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on July 12, 2016

If you follow the new pattern collections that are released by the “Big Four” pattern companies every year, you were probably just as excited as I was when they released this new Simplicity 8051 design earlier this year! I feel like Simplicity’s retro reprint collection is hit and miss as far as authenticity and photo […]

title pic A 1940s Dress for a WWII Dance

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!   Here is my 1940s dress which I sewed for a WWII themed dance that my husband and I attended!  I sewed it from an extremely rare vintage Butterick Pattern 9218 using a lipstick red rayon print. The bodice has very intricate shirring at the sleeves. As you can see, the original […]