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!


1940S Shirring

by audrey86 on September 6, 2013 · 11 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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?




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?


Sew alongs.

by audrey86 on April 24, 2013 · 6 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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.. :-(



[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] to let me know when you launch it and I’ll do what I can to get the word out.  

- Katherine]