Sew Over it Vintage

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Sew Over it Vintage, Lisa Comfort’s new book... Hahaha I’m such a teaser! In 4 days I will be walking down the aisle for real. What!!!! Shut the front door! I’m excited. Before this looks like a total spoiler THIS whole outfit has nothing to do with my real wedding outfit.  Don’t freak out mom!sovintagesewoveritbooklisa

The content of #SOivintage offers 4 different directions in 30 fun projects. All inclusive, there is something for a total beginners to first steps into pattern drafting. Alterations and customisations chapter you will learn to add a fur collar, add embellishments on tees and cardigans etc. It can be so fun transforming a piece of your wardrobe that you grown a little tired of, use trims to personalise an item you love.


Drafting chapter: Really refreshing to see drafting being talked in a jargon free manner. Lisa shares how easy is to create garments specially for your shape and size. All the designs flow the vintage aesthetics but still very wearable for modern gals like me, check our the polkadot cow neck dress. Let me be clear, there aren’t any paper patterns included. Only instructions to create them with your own measurements.


Details and finishing touches chapter brings you instructions on how to make fascinators, bags, men’s tie etc. I been meaning to make a tie for ages. After infusing vintage on your current wardrobe, new outfit and accessory, vintage home is next. Make cushions, lampshades, placemats to match your personal aesthetics. Simple and effective. Loads of projects to sew and use your creativity.


Now let’s talk about my little pre wedding fun project: Vintage brooch wedding veil, Page 117. The book gives general instructions on creating a shape and a detailed techniques on how to create and attach the comb. I followed the general instructions choosing to make a ridiculous long veil. Instead of trimming to achieve the right height, I went off my own idea gathering 1/3rd of it length, than attaching to the comb there. Upping a level of ‘vintage-ness’ by cutting scallops (netting doesn’t fray) and finishing the veil with trim and vintage looking plastic beads. The large vintage looking brooch was already in my jewellery box.

At some point I did intent to sew my real wedding veil, even consulting with a wedding couturier. Finding the quality of materials is as important as the shape of the veil was the lesson I came back with. She showed me really beautiful and delicate netting, very different to what I used. For this project all was pretty basic and inexpensive tulle just because it is a “mock up and trial design”.


A really important step if you are thinking on having a DIY Wedding. Wedding veils aren’t just an after thought. It needs to match and balance the dress. Trying different shapes and lengths before you sew yours gives you an idea what will look like on you.  That’s just a bit of finished item teaser  as a full blog post with lessons leaned is well deserved.


Yesterday afternoon I was in London and planning to attend the official book launch at Sew Over it. I went a little early to catch up with Lisa and what a delight to see the outfits in person.

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I’m off the blogsphere for a few more weeks so to close it up this book overview there is even a little “interview” with Lisa during a cuppa tea and biscuits session! Enjoy and wish me luck!

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*Book given free for the purpose of the blog tour. All views remains my own.

  • Rachel! I’m so excited for you! You’re going to shine. Good luck and gram it up on IG!

    • Thank you so much darling. I had a wonderful time

  • May the marriage be as joyous and fun as I know the wedding will be.

    • Thank you so much Miss J

  • Enjoy your wedding!! Soak up every moment and have a wonderful day!

    • No kidding people say it goes so fast. I had a lovely day

  • Judy

    I am so happy for you.. Sending prayers for a very wonderful day.. Wish you and hubby the very best..Know you will be beautiful..Look forward to photos..

  • Amy

    Have a wonderful wedding day, enjoy every minute! Best wishes x

    • Thank you so much Amy

  • Hi Rachel, have a wonderful day! The day will go really quickly so try to take time to enjoy it!

    • so true, it all went in a flash but i had a lovely time

  • Congratulations and all best wishes for the future Rachel.

    • Thank you so much Dianne

  • Aww Rachel! I’m sooo excited for you! Wishing you both the best of luck for your big day! I can’t wait to see photo’s xx

    • Thank you Sarah, i been posting the pictures under hashtag:danlovesrachel

  • Have a great day!

  • hope all goes well and you enjoy your big day 🙂

  • How did that come round so quick?! You are set to be the most beautiful bride evs! x

    • I know, cannot believe its gone as well. Lucky we now got the honeymoon to look forward too

  • So excited for your big day! God bless!

  • Diane A

    Rachel, have a wonderful wedding. You will be the most beautiful bride 🙂

  • WOW, what a wonderful time… for everyone but especially you two. Enjoy it all… you don’t need any luck! It’s going to be great no matter what happens! xoxo

  • Have a great wedding day! You are going to be a splendid bride… Wish you a lifetime of love and muita felicidade!!! 🙂

  • Have a fabulous day my lovely and enjoy every moment. Xxx

  • Have an absolutely amazing day Rachel, make the most of every minute! Can’t wait to hear all about it x

  • AnniS

    Ohmygosh CONGRATS! You’re gonna be the prettiest bride ever! Enjoy!

  • Vicki Halliday

    Have a wonderful day! I can’t wait to read all about it. So much love! Xx