About Me....



I'm just your average 26 year old, newly-ish married, sewing obsessed, wannabe 1950's aficionado. 


This blog is my little space to share what I get up to every day, but mostly about what I sew. I hope to eventually have an entirely home sewn wardrobe, and I will be documenting that process here. I love the 1950's and mostly dress and sew those styles, but I also like dressing up and being silly with my friends, so it's not always 50's style dresses, I promise!


I started dressing in 1950's style clothes way back in 2011, when I competed in the 2011/12 season of Miss Pinup Australia, and haven't looked back since. I have been sewing since I was 7, and got my first sewing machine for my 12th Birthday. Naturally those 2 interests combined to make what you see here.

If you like what I have to say, or want to ask a question about anything, please comment on any of my blog posts, I reply to every single comment!

For anyone's reference, I try to include which size I cut from any modern patterns, to help anyone else who may be making the same, as the size chart on patterns always includes way too much ease, I usually sew 1-2 sizes smaller. My Measurements at the moment (but they have fluctuated up and down a size while I've had this blog) for reference are as follows:
Bust 44 inches
Waist 36 inches
Hips 49 inches
I am also short waisted and usually shorten every bodice by about 1 inch.
I am only about 5'3" 

Dixie