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June 24, 2014 by Britex FabricsGuest Blogger Laura Mae of Lilacs & Lace welcomed another polka dotted dress to her wardrobe. She chose a beautiful and very popular rayon from our online store for this design. Fortunately, she ordered the fabric in time, because it's all gone now!
July 23, 2013 by Lilacs & Lace
Hello fellow sewing enthusiasts! I'm Laura Mae from Lilacs & Lace. It will probably come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of vintage patterns. I adore reproductions, which are generally a little more forgiving because of the added markings and updated instructions, free of damage and strange smells. But there is something wonderful about working with a vintage pattern that is decades old. Some have written notes or postmarks, and even contain newspaper clippings, or facing pieces cut from newsprint. I love to imagine what the original purchaser had in mind when she picked out her pattern! I chose a beautiful lightweight navy wool for this mail order pattern from the late 1940s. A classic fabric for a classic silhouette!
If the idea of working with a vintage pattern intimidates you, here are a few hints.
March 12, 2013 by Lilacs & LaceHello Britex fans! My name is Laura Mae and I blog over at Lilacs & Lace. I am absolutely thrilled to be the latest Britex Guest Blogger, and am even more excited to share my first project with you. And here it is!