Seamwork Issue 9

August, 2015

Wearing vintage is about more than celebrating the past. It’s also about exploring who you are.

Simplify your beauty routine with these three natural oils. By Kat Siddle.

Design a 1940s-inspired bodice with gathered bust insets. By Devon Iott.

Get to know the city formerly known as Saigon with Jenny Rushmore.

Sometimes we discover our talents in unexpected ways. By Brooks Ann Camper.

A pioneer of the big screen and women’s swimwear. By Minka Wallace.

Learn the basics of restoring a treadle machine. By Tasha Griffith.

Add visual texture and interest to your next sewing project with the art of shibori. By Alyson Provax.

Vintage maven Elizabeth Gross, owner of acclaimed boutique Xtabay, shares her tips on maintaining your own collection. By Sarai Mitnick.

Everything you need to know about making your own swimsuit. By Haley Glenn.

This month, we looked for swimwear fabric for Reno and Dakota, and light weight wovens for Mojave.

This month we take a look inside a floral sundress from the 1960s.

Where to get fabric, supplies, and recommended additional reading for this issue.

The unapologetic swim bottoms for everyone

The foxy full-coverage swim top

The kaftan that goes beyond the beach

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