Saturday, 22 October 2016

Lion Coat

A customer recently came to me to have a lion coat made for her Grandson. I instantly whizzed to check out the beautiful patterns by Twig + Tale formally Big Little Patterns)
I adore the coat and how it turned out. I wanted a patter that would make the coat look like a lion without looking like costume so these patterns are perfect!

The outside mustard colour fleece is a beautiful colour and so soft/smooth to touch, perfect for a lion 


I lined the coat with Alexander Henry Safari fabric from the lovely people at Fondant Fabrics


The coat sewed up like a dream and I used both my regular Janome machine and my Singer 185k to help get me through the very thick layers



The lovely rust colour mane wool was bought locally from a fabric shop. I am itching next time to use more re-claimed fabrics to make my next jacket 



There are so many other options for the coat and I can't wait to make a little rabbit one and a cape version too. 

If you would like to purchase the jacket, I have them on sale in my Etsy shop Vincent & Valerie

Friday, 16 September 2016

Hello September

Well  had a crazy busy few months with orders taking off and an event last weekend which kept me very busy preparing for it

The event took place outside John Lewis Milton Keynes last weekend. I worked with my friend Beckie on the stall so we could promote our wedding shop. It is still in the early stages. We was very pleased with the set up though 



The hair accessories and bunting proved the most popular. For the next couple of months though I am working with a boutique on creating a special range for her shop

Here is one of my favourite orders from the summer. A traditional sailor suit for a very handsome little boy who is tall for his age and had this suit made for a family wedding 


If you wish to order a sailor suit (or any occasion wear) please contact me via Etsy Vincent & Valerie It can also be made with shorter shorts and a necktie 







Sunday, 22 May 2016

1940s Sweet Heart Floral Print Romper

I previously shared this gorgeous 1940s baby romper sewing pattern by the New York pattern company and can now share photos of how the first little romper I made looks on. It features a classic H bar back and makes up so well





If you would like to see if I have any patterns similar to sell please check out my pattern shop Fox Vintage or if you would like to have one of these lovely rompers made for your little girl or boy (there is a boy's verson too) please see Vincent & Valerie

Monday, 9 May 2016

50s Ruffle Floral Baby Girls Romper

Here is the 1950s style baby girl's romper I made with a gorgeous ruffle bum. Extra frill around the front. Plus long ties to the back. It looks so gorgeous on the little miss 

If you would like to buy a custom made romper please contact me at Vincent & Valerie - I am UK based shop but I ship world wide 



If you are based in North Devon and would like to know more about the amazing photographer who took these photos please contact Suzie here

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Dinosaur Baby Romper & Bonnet

A customer loved the look of the 1950s baby romper I made with dinosaur print and ordered for her grandson. It was a pleasure to make this for her. If you would like to order one please convo me at my shop Vincent & Valerie

I need to make it in the same style as the Butterick age 6 to 9 months, so I used Simplicity 1600 for the body but I fully faced the front panel, made extra long ties with loops to knot and added a snap panel


The back view and the bonnet visor can be flipped back


The dinosaur fabric is Timeless Treasures and I purchased it from Frumble 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Free 1950s Baby Girls Daffodil Smocking Dress Sewing Pattern


Let me begin by apologising for how long it has taken me to upload this one but I have been fairly busy lately

It is another pattern taken from a magazine and this time it is a very sweet dress pattern with a smocking panel. If you missed the children's overalls please see here

If however you would rather have a paper pattern, I do have a couple of smocking patterns available either via my Etsy shop Fox Vintage or please message me 

And here is the pattern




Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Free 1950s Children's Dungaree Sewing Pattern



I recently acquired a box of patterns to sort through and I found a couple of magazine clippings. They were a bit tatty but I have cleaned them a bit with editing and decided to share them free here. First up is the unisex overalls/dungarees pattern

Although you will need to draft the pieces from the diagram, it is a very versatile sewing pattern. You could omit the button on bib and have it as a one piece. There is the option of a short version for summer and you can add elastic to create bubble legs

The diagram is for inch graph paper. It is designed for a child age 2 to 3 years 


I do hope you have found this useful and later this week I will also have a gorgeous dress with a yoke free pattern


In case you were wondering what was on the back :)