Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tuppence Ha'penny Clothing

I have a little announcement - I'm launching my own clothing line. Well sort of: I've started sewing blouses to sell! They're made in vintage style novelty print cottons, including some of my own vintage repro fabrics, from the same early 40s pattern I used for my WAAF blouse. I've added three styles already to my etsy shop, with more to come. All the blouses are made on a vintage sewing machine, using authentic vintage methods and finishes including pinked seams. I've also used vintage buttons on all the blouses, so each one will be different.

My vintage repro feedsack Cowboy fabric, with vintage buttons and gingham trim

1" woven gingham check, with vintage buttons and red trim

Novelty cherry and polka dot print, with vintage buttons and gingham trim

So far I've made only medium size (34-36" bust), but if these are successful I hope to expand the size range soon.


  1. Brilliant! I'm doing a WWII reenactment next month, and have been trying to narrow down a civilian impression. I love these blouses, and I love the spitfire print in your spoonflower shop!

  2. They look gorgeous, but right now not my size. And the shipping costs are a little too high for my taste right now.
    Nonetheless your pieces are really lovely and something I should keep in mind^^

  3. Awww they are all super cute! I especially love the cowboy print!

  4. I went over to have a look. They look lovely and so well made- though the size a litle big for me! Will you be making them in some of your other spoonflower designs?

  5. This is so stupendously exciting! Way to go, dear gal, that's absolutely awesome! I wish you the utmost of success with this venture and sincerely hope to be a customer of yours one day.

    ♥ Jessica

  6. I love love love them all!!! They're all amazing! I hope your mediums sell out soon so you can expand to other sizes! They're fabulous.

  7. Super cute! I like the idea of the vintage buttons that differ with each blouse.

  8. Congratulations! How exciting! These blouses are adorable. I love the simplicity.


  9. This pleases me :-)Hope my husband sees this before Christmas...

    Janine x

  10. Fantastic! I love novelty prints.

  11. I, for one, cannot wait for you to expand your line to a large bust. I'll be sure to keep an eye on your shop.


  12. Gosh darnit! I so wish I wasn't pregnant right now; I'd add one of these to my Christmas list!!! :D Funnily enough, I don't really have any basic-style, vintage button up blouses; most are novelty styles since I can't seem to make myself sew something of a more tailored nature. lol. Best of luck to you!!!

  13. Brilliant! I'll keep any eye to see if/when you expand the sizings - you may save me a job so I can make other things!

  14. Other sizes available to order... jolly good! I shall definitely be ordering one at some point.

    (especially if you could make it in this fabric!


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