vintage sewing patterns

In the Shop: Sewing Patterns

Vintage Sewing Pattern Roundup–Etsy Sale Edition Growing up with a mom who sewed, I developed a love for patterns early in life. Sitting at that little table in the fabric store, flipping through the big books from Vogue and McCall’s, imagining the possibilities, I waited for the sales to scoop…

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modern Jane Austen adaptations, ranked | Jungleland Vintage

Inspiration: Jane Austen Adaptations

It’s amazing how many creative minds have taken Jane Austen’s brilliant Regency-era novels and re-imagined them on film. Below is an ever-increasing list of period adaptations, modern reworkings, and films about Jane herself and “Janeite” culture, ranked by my own arbitrary criteria. Northanger Abbey The novel was written circa 1798-99,…

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Hello world, indeed

Hello, everyone! I’m an early adopter of WordPress (I jumped from LiveJournal to WP with no Blogger/Blogspot in between), and I usually never leave the “Hello, World” post up. But, hey, why not? I’m an editor and admissions coach by day but moonlight as a vintage seller, sewist, DIYer, and…

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