An Introduction

by Tamara on July 18, 2011 · 12 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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

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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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Little Black Car July 18, 2011 at 7:11 am

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

Nice plaid matching!


Anonymous July 18, 2011 at 7:34 am

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


Tante blaa July 18, 2011 at 8:36 am

Nice dress, suits you very well!

working link:


Anonymous July 18, 2011 at 8:53 am

Thanks for the link


Emily Morrison July 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

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


zilredloh July 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

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


Renée Thomas July 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

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


Lizzy July 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm

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


laurie July 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Beautiful dress. You did a fantastic job!!


sew vala July 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm

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


learningnewtricks July 19, 2011 at 2:17 am

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.


MarieBayArea July 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

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


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