A Few Threads Loose

A couple of years ago, I found an amazing vintage Mens’ robe pattern on Etsy and fell in love. I snapped it up, ordered some gorgeous rayon fabric and some ultra-soft micro fleece to line it with. When the pattern arrived  I was so excited… and then somehow I never made it. You know how [...]

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Hello all, The fabrics called for on the backs of our vintage patterns are sometimes a complete mystery to us. What the heck is sharkskin? Why on earth am I supposed to sew my bathing suit from it? For a long time now I’ve been consulting all of my vintage sewing books and patterns to [...]

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Today over on A Few Threads Loose I posted about a wonderful piece of vintage lingerie from my personal collection. I wanted to share it with all of you over here at We Sew Retro as well because it was just too pretty not to! This 1930′s bra has many hand made details but has [...]

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Many of us in the bloggosphere have had corsets on the mind lately. Between the Ooh la la  Pin-Up Sew-Along, the 100 year commemoration of the Titanic sinking related sewing, and Downtown Abbey related sewing, we’ve seen a lot of beautiful corset posts lately!Here’s one more… For yesterday’s post on A Few Threads Loose I [...]

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Ladies, I present the Ooh la la Pin-Up Sew-Along: Fellow blogger and lingerie expert Sarah from Ohhh Lulu is joining me over at A Few Threads Loose in this delicate endeavor. We’ll be sewing two lingerie patterns, first a 1950′s French Corset and Garter Belt pattern (so much easier than it sounds!) followed by a [...]

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I’ve been a jobless, stay-at-home seamstress for the last several months. It’s really hard to get a job as an American here in Norway and my best options have been grocery clerk or waiting tables… not exactly easy to swallow when I’ve worked so hard for my (apparently useless) education. I’ve been sewing this dress [...]

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Today I was looking on ebay for random vintage loveliness and I came across a couple of Modes et Travaux magazines from the 1950′s. I already have several but I have a problem and just can’t seem to stop… which led to me seriously diminishing my paypal account, and writing a blog post to make [...]

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Hi all, I’m celebrating the weekend with a giveaway for a pdf copy of this great 1950′s long line bra pattern. Stop on by A Few Threads Loose to enter to win and have a great weekend!

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Today for your eye candy super happy fun time I have pictures of the very best that  Modes et Travaux had to offer in fashion, sewing, and hand work in December of 1949. I published this over on my blog A Few Threads Loose and thought you might all enjoy it. If you’re into this [...]

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Hello all, a few weeks ago I posted that I would be starting a vintage lingerie sew-along over on my blog A Few Threads Loose using this vintage pattern reproduction PDF. We have finished with the bra and tap pants and we’ll soon be starting on the matching slip and camisole. You’re all still welcome [...]

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