New Art for the Site: Sewing Through the Decades

by Katherine on May 20, 2012 · 11 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Our Facebook fans already had a sneak peek of the new site header earlier this week, conceived and executed by the lovely Mikhaela of Polka Dot Overload.

Regular readers will no doubt be familiar with Mikhaela from her recent treatise In Defense of “Mom” jeans, “Granny” panties and “High” Waists which is definitely worth a read if you didn’t catch it (not least because my favorite pair of pants ever are in there).

I think she’s done an awesome job for us – showcasing outfits from every decade from the teens to the seventies and capturing the diversity of our community here at We Sew Retro.

Huge thanks to Mikhaela for her time and talents! Who is your favorite? I’m torn between Miss 1910s and Mr 1970s…

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Parismegs May 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Lovely illustration – thank you Mikhaela :-)


Cara13 May 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Nice! I vote for Miss 40′s.


A.J.A. May 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Very nice! Thank you :) I like Ms. 40s and Ms. 30s. Great dresses both!


FiftiesFrocks May 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Such a beautiful drawing. Thanks! I think my favourite is Miss 40′s as well.


Marie May 21, 2012 at 5:48 am

How cool…I think I’m in love with Miss 40s! Mikhaela is a very talented lady indeed!


Harriet Bazley May 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Yes, I noticed (and appreciated) the new header as soon as I opened the page…. I didn’t realise they were supposed to be chronological – I thought it was a cross-section of posters to the group! (Which it is, I suppose.) I’m sure I’ve come across the inspiration for Miss Teens and Miss 30s in people’s past blogs recently….

I like the marcelled Miss 20s… and her customised sewing-machine!


Evie May 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Fun header! Thank you, Mikhaela!


EmSewCrazy May 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Love the new header! I noticed it first thing! So many amazing dresses I can’t choose my favorite! Good job and thank you Mikhaela!


Jen May 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Wow, it looks marvellous! Great work and thank you, Mikhaela!


Nadia Lewis May 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Looks great!


Mikhaela May 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Thanks everyone! I had so much fun drawing it!


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