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New Contributor to Sew Retro!

Hello, everyone! I’m Amanda from Virginia, USA and I’ve been sewing for about 2 years now. Very excited to be part of Sew Retro since I get so much inspiration here!

I’m an architectural historian so I work in the past on a daily basis 🙂 I use old photos a lot to help understand when parts of a building were altered, so becoming more knowledgeable about period clothing has helped me date photos by what people are wearing in them. I particularly love classic mid-century styles and dresses, but really want to make more separates this year to create a more versatile wardrobe.

I blog at Sewin’ in the Rain (can you tell by that name that I also love old movies?!). Below are photos of my 1940s “Seabee” Trousers that I made from a Decades of Style pattern.

Thanks, and I look forward to posting here!  ~Amanda D.

About the author: Hi, I’m Amanda, a New York City gal who loves nothing more than a summer sundress! I’m particularly fond of mid-century styles and the craftsmanship of yesteryear. When I’m not sewing, I work as an architectural historian in this great city I call home.

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  • A.J.A. April 16, 2011, 9:47 pm

    Very nice! Love them in navy- so classic!

  • A.J.A. April 17, 2011, 8:21 am

    BTW, what a great occupation (other than sewing) you have! Sounds really interesting.

  • Amanda April 17, 2011, 1:25 pm

    Thanks A.J.A.! I love navy too, so versatile. And thanks about my job, it is fun to have an excuse to delve into the past 🙂

  • Claire April 19, 2011, 1:55 pm

    Lovely 🙂 I keep meaning to make a wide legged pair of trousers but am put off by possible fitting issues.

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