AStitchingOdyssey

Boy, has it been a while since I’ve shared a finished project here!?! I have a growing stash of vintage patterns, yet my elaborate plans get put on the backburner each time I get swept up in the frenzy surrounding the release of a new indie pattern. To start redressing this balance I’m making a [...]

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Yet again I’ve made up a modern pattern – Elisalex from By Hand London – using some vintage fabric from my stash. Initially, I was concerned about how the Elisalex skirt shape would suit my curves, but I’m over the moon with the end result – the silhouette feels theatrical and high fashion at the [...]

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When I’ve posted on We Sew Retro before, it’s been about things I’ve made using a vintage pattern. Today though, it’s all about a 60s or 70s flower power sheet I came across a while back. It’s been sitting patiently in my stash waiting for the perfect pattern to come along and sweep it off [...]

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So, it’s Rochelle’s Sew for Victory deadline today and I’m over the moon to have finished my dress in time, despite sewing machine woes and other commitments conspiring against me. I wasn’t originally sure when I’ll actually wear this dress – not because I don’t like it, just because it’s a little over the top [...]

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I was recently gifted some exquisite 1920s lace collars, that have been in the family for over 90 years. They’re so intricate and beautiful that I just had to share them with you! I’m hoping to draft a blouse or two in order to make good use of a couple of them – they are [...]

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Happy New Year all! I’m very excited to be sharing my first make of 2013 with you – Folkwear’s Armistice Blouse - which also happens to be my most cherished make to date. Aside from the beautiful pattern details, I made it using silk that my great grandmother spun/wove with her own two hands in the [...]

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I finished this dress back in June, using reproduction vintage Vogue 8728, but fell out of love with it for a couple of reasons. However, I’ve decided to embrace it for the comfortable day dress that it is and I’m so glad I did, because it tends to get a lot of compliments! The pattern [...]

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Hi! My name’s Marie and this is my first post here, despite having been a huge fan of We Sew Retro since its launch and a loyal follower and contributor to the old Sew Retro. I’ve been stupidly dragging my feet about registering here – being a blogger user I was scared of the unknown [...]

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