This is one of my favorite skirts- not only is it cute, it’s like putting together a puzzle to make it. The lower portion of it is literally one piece that starts at the center front point of the yoke, stitches around the hip, continues around the back, crosses over itself in the front before dropping down to the hemline. Knee-length, elastic waist. $95
This show-stopping jacket was inspired by a piece of linen drapery fabric from the 1960’s with a bold graphic horse print. Further searches turned up five colorways of the print, and the Equus jacket was born. The upper portion is a simple Dolman cut with wide scoop neck and 3/4-length kimono sleeves. The print skirt is attached just below the bustline, closes with five buttons. Available in vintage horse print or standard linen colors. $245
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This sporty men's shirt is loaded with retro styling. Most notably the stripes, which are actual vintage fabrics set pleated into the front to form a high pocket on the right side and a low pocket on the left. The combination collar is the same vintage fabric. Short sleeves, short hem, and four buttons complete the look. Vintage prints come and go too quickly, so please inquire. $125
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From the series of full-skirted Retro dresses, this sweet sundress has a fitted midriff that I usually cut from a solid contrasting fabric, depending on the print I’m using. The upper portion is bound with bias, with a touch of rick-rack peeking out at the neckline. The print in the photo is a limited stock, but can be ordered for a limited time. See “lightweight cotton prints” in the Fabrics section for choices. Back zipper and pockets. $235
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The Harvest Tunic was so popular I decided to use the same wide body shape, but give the peplum a slightly different angle. The Uptown’s peplum is high in the front and low in the back, coming to two mitered points at the side back. Three-quarter length dolman sleeves, and V-neck collar stitched in multiple rows. Best in heavyweight linens, lightweights fine as well. $135
I wanted to explore the fitting techniques of the 1930‘s bias dress, so rather than darts, the bust fullness is eased into a smaller skirt, allowing it to drape gently over the body. The bias cut allows it to stretch over the bust and hips, compensating by nipping in at the waist. Bracelet-length sleeves and V-neck give it sex appeal as well. Knee length. $145
This details in this Vintage-inspired dress will make you swear it’s really from the 960’s! Fully-gathered knee-length skirt from a dart-fitted bodice, short sleeves, turned-up collar, and contrasting optional sash. Buttons up the front, and yes, pockets! Available only in retro cottons. $235
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This dress is a true one-of-a-kind design. I make it out of vintage cotton, which I often only have enough of to make one dress. It has a crew neck, cap sleeves, full gathered skirt attached to dart-fitted bodice. Center back invisible zipper. Contrasting sash and twisted ric-rac trim. Side pockets. Visit the cotton section in fabrics or call to hear about special prints in stock. $235
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My first hooded garment ever! This raglan-sleeved pullover is fun and comfortable. Long sleeves, swing-cut with yoke and deep pleat in the back. Double-sided pocket in front. Solid heavy/mid-weight linen. Pink Elephant print pockets on Kale and Orchid Linen while supplies last. $135
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One of two dresses to feature a very flattering top with bias-bound V-neckline and cap sleeves. Middle section crosses bustline, dropping to hipline and cinched with thin contrasting tie-belt at waist. Flirty knee-length skirt is a series of deep inverted box pleats. Made from three colors of linen.
Retro styling makes this blouse everyone's favorite, in linen for the day or silk dupioni for evening. Darts in front and back for great fit, flattering scalloped hem, tapered three-quarter sleeves, and four pearl buttons. The collar can turn up or roll down. Available in Linen ($125) and Silk Doupionni ($155).
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My biggest seller ever! The wide hem is chic, but the real plus is the breeze they generate as you walk! The elastic waist is cut slim so there’s not a lot of fabric around your waist or hips- just the ankles, which creates a triangle with the apex where you want it- the waist. Great with every top and jacket I do.
I was trying to design a skirt that would let me use up some square pieces of the popular “Equus” linen print. So I added triangles of solid linen to each side to create a circular skirt that is sewn to an elastic-waist yoke. What’s great is that it can be worn sideways as well so the print panel is off the hips. Call to see what vintage prints are in stock or order it in a solid color linen $110
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This cute skirt was designed as a way to use scraps that I refused to waste created by all the bias-cut garments. Mitering the pieces puts them into a bias cut that is flattering and comfortable. I only cut the multi-color version once a year, because it takes so long to lay out the scraps and match them up. The 3-color version can be custom-ordered anytime.
This cute sundress is based on a vintage pattern from the 1960’s, made from two contrasting cotton prints. It goes on over the head like an apron, ties in the back, then the back overlaps to tie in the front, or vice versa. Flared knee-length skirt. Available in Retro cotton only.
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This dress is one of several in the vintage line that feature a tightly-gathered skirt with pockets. The bodice has a fitted midriff with upper bust panels that tie behind the neck. The dress pictured was made from vintage cotton, and is therefore one-of-a-kind. However, there are many stock cotton prints to choose from, please ask. Stock cotton, $235 Specialty vintage, $265
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This pant was the first garment in my repertoire when I started in 2000, and remains a staple. They are cut in such a way that they don’t need to be baggy to be comfortable. Drawstring waist, and long straight leg. The pocket is a slit in the side seam, with a patch behind, so there’s no wadded-up pocket flapping inside. Heavy/mid- weight linen only. $115
Kimono styling is what I had in mind for this dress and its matching tunic designs. The lapped collar goes into a high bust seam, with deep pleats falling from the shoulder to the bust point and at the center back. The sleeves are three-quarter length and slightly full. The skirt is cut on the bias for skimming the curves, and the hemline is just below the knee. $155
This swingy jacket has been a hit with women who like soft circular draping but don’t want too much fabric on them. The full-length sleeves are cut very wide at top and narrow at the wrist, starting slightly off the shoulder. One great button and loop closure at the bust, patch pockets, and combination collar. $175
Kimono styling is what I had in mind for this tunic and its matching dress designs. The lapped collar goes into a high bust seam, with deep pleats falling from the shoulder to the bust point and at the center back. The sleeves are three-quarter length and slightly full. The lower portion is cut on the bias, falling to just below the hip. $125
Inspired by vintage coats from the 1950's, this sporty jacket features a circular cut in front and back, held shut with one great vintage button and loop. Unlined, and available in specialty wools that change each year. Please ask to see this year's selection.
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The Faith Coat is a knee-length style that features simple, sleek lines. Wide collar, full length sleeves, patch pockets and one great vintage button to match the color of your choice. All the carcoats are made from tightly-woven wool melton and feature raw-cut hems with decorative edge stitching. Cick “Wool Meltons” under “Fabrics” to view current color options. $265
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