Vintage Sewing

Hi Florida!

By on May 1, 2014

In June I will visit the USA for a holiday, all the way from the Netherlands. We’ll be going to Florida. To be exact: Orlando, the Tampa/st Petersburg area and st Augustine. Are there any locals on wesewretro who can give some great tips for activities and must see’s/do’s for vintage lovers? Any flea-markets or other places to shop vintage goodies? Thanks!

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1940S Shirring

By on September 6, 2013

Ok ladies. I know there are alot of very skillfull sewists over here. I am working on a 1940s dress wich requires shirring like in the photo but I don’t know how to do this this neat (though it was a very common back in the day). Anyone who can help out with a tutorial or something?

Thanks!

Audrey

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On holiday to Miami

By on May 17, 2013

For the first time in my life I’m flying to the other half of the world. I’m going on holiday to Miami! And boy, do I look forward to that! I’ll be arriving there June 3rd and am staying for almost 2 weeks. 🙂 Now, ofcourse, I must be checking out some cool vintage stores and markets. And what about great fabric stores? Recommendations anyone?

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Sew alongs.

By on April 24, 2013

Are there any new sew alongs or sewing challenges (vintage/retro related)? I always find out about them when they are near the closing date.. 🙁

Thanks!

 

[EDITED TO ADD: Audrey I hope you don’t mind me jumping into your post like this, but I think you’ve hit on a common problem – I’m always missing sewalongs because I only hear about them when they’re wrapping up. If any of our contributors/readers are hosting a sewalong or sewing challenge with a specifically retro or vintage theme, don’t hesitate to drop me a line at katherine [at] wesewretro.com to let me know when you launch it and I’ll do what I can to get the word out.  

– Katherine]

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Vintage gloves?

By on November 14, 2012

Hi there!

I’ve tried several times to make me a pair of gloves using vintage glove patterns but everytime they end up in the wastebin. I jjust cannot make gloves… Around the knuckles just above the palm I measure 8.5″ so finding vintage ones is almost impossible. Is there someone who CAN sew gloves (for me)?

 

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What kind of fabric..?

By on December 1, 2011

Hi you all!

I saw this dress, worn by Betty Draper in the MadMen series, and fell in love with it’s fabric (love the model too but that is not an issue). Does anyone know what kind of fabric it is and by what keywords I can search for it. I like the fading watercolour effect on the flowers but the fabric itself is very nice too… *Sigh*

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1960’s McCall’s 6020

By on November 23, 2011

This was my first attempt working with vintage patterns using a McCall’s 6020 pattern. It worked out pretty good, easier then I thought. Though this is a muslin version from a scrap fabric, it’s nice enough to wear because I made it as I would make it with a more expensive fabric. Next time I will pick one size smaller if I use a 60’s pattern, I’d like it to be a bit more fitted in the waist. It has a lovely draped tied collar in the front and a left side seam blind zipper.

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