I made my own version of Gerties butterick 5895 this week and I am absolutely thrilled with this pattern. So easy and so cute!!  Thanks to Rochelle, her version inspired me to go buy the pattern and make my own.  Apart from too much ease (as usual for most of the big pattern companies….WHY?) the [...]


A few months ago I came across this beautiful picture on Pinterest and loved everything about it. The dress, the styling, the model of course. source on pinterest, taken from I recommend ths blog. I pinned it to my Pinterest and forgot about it for a while. I dug it back up when looking for some sewing [...]


You might have already seen this if you are following my blog as I wrote about this dress on there last week. I am currently working my way through my so far unused pattern stash and this pattern caught my eye. The unusual front flappy button detail got me interested in making a version of [...]


Maybe someone here can help me date and name this pattern. I haven’t got the actual envelope for it and therefore only the pattern number but not what make it is. It looks like a mailorder pattern to me but Vintage pattern Wiki wasn’t any help to confirm my suspicion. Maybe one of you lovely [...]


This is my Sew for Victory contribution. A turquoise shirt dress made from 100% cotton. I got the inspiration from the 1943 Bella Hess catalogue. My design idea was a turquoise shirt dress with shoulder and waist darts to shape the bodce, A-line skirt with pocket detail and a self fabric belt. I already had [...]


Hi my name is Bea and I am addicted to bow blouses, oops!! I’m not sorry though as they are just too much fun to make and most of all wear. So I made another one. This time I used a vintage pattern, McCalls 7385 view B, mint green poly cotton and red buttons. The [...]


This outfit came together without even planning it. I made the blouse and skirt independently. When pairing the two, I was surprised how well they went together. The blouse is a fitted style with pussy bow collar detail and puffy sleeves. The skirt can be worn as a high waist pencil skirt or a pinafore [...]


My husband and I spend New Years Eve 2012 at a casino themed charity event. I decided to make Simplicity 1777 for that occasion. I had it in my sewing pattern pile for a while but was waiting for an occasion to make it. This was it. For more details and pictures, please check out [...]


I finished this blouse a few weeks ago. I thought I could do with another pussy bow blouse, so I made this one in a light brown-ish small print cotton. I kept everything apart from the neckline simple to not overdo it. I am very happy with the result. More pictures here Thanks for your [...]


I haven’t shared anything on Sew Retro since the summer, sorry about that. I have been busy sewing though. See my blog if you are interested. Instead of posting any of the projects I have made in the meantime I am sharing my most recent pattern love with you. It’s not a vintage pattern but [...]