Vintage Sewing

Another new member

September 19, 2010

Hi Sew Retro Community!

I started sewing about 3 years ago when I got to be a stay at home mother of 2 and have been trying to teach myself ever since. I was supposed to have learned how to cook for the family, but sewing seemed much more fun (and no-one has starved yet….)

Originally Victorian and Edwardian costuming appealed to me, but I started blogging about 18 months ago and discovered all of you wonderful and talented Retro Sewing People and got hooked! What can I say, I am just fashion fickle – I love it all! At the same time I started blogging, I also became addicted to collecting original patterns – from 1860’s onwards – I am progressively scanning them and putting them on my pattern blog here

I just finished sewing a 1952 Bathing Costume (Vogue 7860) that I thought I might share. It was sewn on my handcrank Singer 201, so it is carbon neutral constructed as well (and the zipper and the fashion fabric are recycled!)

More details and piccies of it at my sewing blog here, along with my other adventures (and misadventures) in sewing!

  1. You blog is really awesome.
    Never seen before such a great collection of historical pattern.
    Thank you. I will follow your blog since now.

  2. I love your suit and the pattern, I really need to find me something like that (even though it's practically winter in the UK now!)

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