Hi, I’m Ava.
I started sewing my own clothes in August 2018, as I wanted more control over what I wore. I’ve been interested in fashion history from a young age, and eventually I’d like to be able to use vintage patterns. The parts of history I’m most obsessed with are the 1960s and the 1920s (Louise Brooks is my style icon!). I feel like these decades especially show how fashion and the social climate are intrinsically linked- both the ’20s and the ’60s saw radical changes in the female silhouette that reflected the overall changes in society. I love noticing the similarities between the two decades.
I like to sew things with a vintage feel, but it’s difficult to find vintage-style beginner patterns, so you’ll see mixture of styles on here.
This blog originally started as a place for me to share book reviews; then it became a book/sewing hybrid; and now it’s entirely sewing-focused. You can still read all my old book reviews, but I don’t publish any new ones anymore.