Amy Mayen

I sewed this dress as a muslin for the Hollywood Sewalong challenge. This seasons movie theme is The Notebook. I love the pleats and shirtdress style! It’s actually my first successful women’s clothing garment in a decade. I mostly sew for kids. So I’m proud of it even though there’s plenty of room for improvement. [...]

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The Betty Skirt pattern is the debut pattern from Shaffer Sisters! I thought some of you retro sewists might like the 1920′s inspired deep yoke, and 8 or 16 gore pleat options. It goes up to a girls size 10, but I hear rumors that it may be sized up to teen & women’s soon! [...]

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I recently got to pattern test the new Gatsby dress pattern from Heidi&Finn. It’s such an easy, fun sew! I read every post at WeSewRetro, but I rarely get to contribute. I’m sort of sneaking this one in, since it’s a modern pattern and modern fabrics! But there’s a distinctly vintage flavor to this dress [...]

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I thought I’d drop by and show off this lovely fabric I bought a while back! It’s a vintage cotton, salvaged from an estate sale. I love the watercolor floral print. I also love that this fabric is old enough that it was made right here in America. I purchase vintage fabric every chance I [...]

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By Amy Mayen For this sweet little outfit I used the E&E Ruffle Top pattern, and McCalls 6390 for the jeans. The fabric I used for the ruffled tunic is light, soft, and flowy. It has a delicate floral print with lavender, yellow, kelly green & teal, and peach on a cream background. It’s a [...]

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Submitted by Amy Mayen of SewsNBows I used New Look 6884, to make this dress for my super awesome kid. I used another vintage fabric, with another delicate floral print. I don’t think the small prints photograph well, but I love the way they look in real life. I used more vintage buttons. These buttons [...]

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