An Introduction

Hi! My name is Tamara and I’m a long time lurker, first time poster. I have an ever-expanding vintage pattern collection and my favourite eras to sew from are the 30s & 40s because the styles suit me to a tea.  

Simplicity 3162, aka The Nemesis, was a very early addition to my pattern collection and, as much a I hate to admit, it has taken me roughly 4 years to get this dress happening. I’m really pleased with the result and wanted to share it with all the inspiring people at Sew Retro. Details of its construction and more photos on my blog www.anewballofstring.blogspot

- Tamara

Simplicity 3162

• Meet the Author • Tamara


I have been collecting & sewing from Vintage patterns (30s-50s) for the past 5 years. My favourite era to sew is the 40s & the style suits me to a tea.


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12 comments… add one

  • I love it! The early 1940's are some of my favorite years for dresses.

    Nice plaid matching!

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  • Lovely dress! The link to your blog doesn't work!

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  • Nice dress, suits you very well!

    working link: http://anewballofstring.blogspot.com/

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  • Thanks for the link

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  • Beautiful! You did a wonderful job and it looks great on you!

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  • It's really cute! I'm totally impressed by your plaid-matching skills.

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  • lovely hairdo and dress! I love the 30's and 40's too! :)

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  • Oh!! almost the very same fabric!! I love your hair!

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  • Beautiful dress. You did a fantastic job!!

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  • I adore the fabric you have chosen for this dress and the dress is gorgeous.

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  • How cute is that dress!!! Love how it looks on you, and you did a great job of matching the fabric to the pattern picture.

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  • OMG! I want this dress. I love everything about it.

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