Intro – Long time reader, new poster

by LadyD on April 4, 2012 · 6 comments

in Introduction

I’ve been reading the sew retro blog for a little while now…and thought as I’m sewing my first ever vintage pattern I should take the plunge and sign up.

I love reading everyone’s posts and getting inspiration from the dresses etc. that are posted. I hope my future posts will be as interesting and useful.

I have a blog… well actually I have two but ones dance related…(if you are interested there’s a link to that one on my sewing and craft blog).

I’ve always been ‘retro’ without actually realizing it…its only recently I’ve made a concerted effort to sew my own garments after taking part in a sew along boosted my confidence that I might actually be able to do it. Since my first dress, I’ve sewn 1 blouse, one shirt, 1 skirt..I have quite a few projects vintage inspired of course that I hope to share in the future.


As Jessamyn asked this is the vintage pattern I’m sewing.

Style 2516

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Jessamyn April 4, 2012 at 8:24 am

Welcome! So…….what’s this vintage project you’re sewing? How about a look at the pattern?


LadyD April 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

Thanks for the welcome.
I hope to cover that in my next post. Been taking pics as I go. Its ‘Style 2516′…a blouse pattern from the 70′s that my mum sewed when she was about my age.


Lizzy April 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Welcome! nice pattern


LadyD April 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

Thanks :)
I’m finding it surprisingly simple to sew…although I haven’t got to the tricky bit…the sleeves. I’ve had a run of mini disasters with sleeves. Including being too small and sewing one on backwards.


Jessamyn April 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm

You’re not a real seamstress until you’ve sewn a sleeve in backward, unpicked it, and then sewn it in backward AGAIN. Not that I’d know anything about that…ahem…


LadyD April 7, 2012 at 3:19 am

I sewed it in backwards ran out of time to unpick and resew…so its stayed as is…seems like its only me that notices its wrong. lol!


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