Thursday, 4 August 2016


I started blogging as a way of recording my achievements and progress, with my sewing endeavours. What I wasn't expecting with blogging, were the friendships that would develop with other incredibly creative, stylish and talented women from all over the world. 

In fact I find that most of my styling and creative inspiration comes from other bloggers- real people who share my love of vintage fashion.

When Bianca from Vintage On Tap approached me to take part in a sewing collaboration, I was excited to get involved in a project with some super talented Pinup ladies.

For the #RetroTikiCollab, 4 vintage sewing bloggers have joined forces to create fun, tiki looks, all using Butterick B6354, but adapting the pattern to best suit our own styles.

This pattern is made up of 4, individual elements, that are amazing to mix and match and each of us have approached the pattern in a different way.

Firstly there is Akram from Akrams Ideas, who has made up the pattern as it is fabulously intended.

No messing about, tiki style served straight up!

This 4 piece is an incredibly fun look!
Easy to wear and instantly brings a feel of tropical sunshine, wherever you are!

Click over to Akrams blog to read her review of Butterick B6354 and how she made her cute, tiki 4 piece HERE!

Secondly there is Abi from The Crafty Pinup who has sewn up the bodice and skirt together as a tiki dress.

Abi has created the most smouldering pinup dress, perfect for glamming up!
Every Pinup needs a tiki dress!

Find her hack on how to make this beautiful dress, on her blog Here!

Thirdly we have Bianca from Vintage On Tap who was the brains behind this collaboration.

She ingeniously made her outfit reversible!
'Say Whatt???'
Seriously! That's 2 outfits in 1!
Totally takes the look to a whole new level!

Find out how to make this reversible look on Bianca's blog HERE!

And finally, my little addition.

Which appears sophisticated on the surface.

But has a cheeky interior!

I sewed up my 2 piece together to create this playsuit.  

Infact, it is hardly a hack as it was so easy, but check it out HERE non the less, because playsuits rule!
Especially in the park, or on the beach!

The best thing about sewing, is creating something unique, that suits you, fits you and makes you feel incredible!
I hope we have shown you how you can let your creativity run wild, and create something gorgeous!

This collaboration was such a fun project, and I would just like to quickly thank you to the lovely ladies that took part. You are such an inspiration to me!

Anyone who loves a bit of vintage sewing should definitely go and check out these girl's blogs, a huge amount of vintage eye candy to ogle!





  1. Wowzers x 4! Everyone looks so awesome! This has to be one the most cheerfully fun outfit posts I've seen in ages. It's really lovely that you ladies were able to all make similar ensembles like this. Your thoroughly feminine floral version is uber pretty!!!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

  2. This is awesome. I love all the different versions and seeing how it looks on everyone (all fabulous!). The community is the best thing about blogging and projects like this are so cool to see!

  3. Great job again Christina! I adore your outfit and the straps. I agree, this project was a lot of fun ;)