belleclara

I finally finished my playsuit, just in time for the end of summer! I used McCall’s 6331 I actually wanted to make a matching skirt to make it a vintage inspired playsuit ensemble. I switched out the zipper closure in the pattern for bound buttonholes. The blue and white polka dot fabric was super shear [...]

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Hello We Sew-Retro! I am making some bound buttonholes for a project I am working on right now, so I was looking through my vintage sewing books and noticed there are many methods for making them. I was surprised because I have always seen the same method in modern patterns and tutorials. I decided to [...]

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I made this dress from Simplicity 6555 which dates from 1966. I used a vintage double knit polyester I purchased on eBay. I decided to hand picked a vintage metal zipper. (Why don’t they make met zipper anymore, they seem so much better?) because hand stitching virtually disappears in this fabric. The stitching on the [...]

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