Bessie M.

This week I have been working on a gift for my friend’s lingerie party: a 1960′s babydoll style nightgown!  Because what girl doesn’t need one of these in her lingerie chest???  (I know I do–might be making on for myself next!) You might notice some pulling on the yoke–I need to give it a final [...]

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  I have hesitated to sew any garments for myself thus far, as I just wasn’t sure what my body would do after giving birth to my little stinker.  I think I’ve kinda regulated, though, and I desperately need some good warm weather, nursing friendly shirts.  So I bought this lovely cotton from fabric.com, grabbed this classic button-up [...]

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I have not been super sewing-active the past few months, mostly because I have been very tired and pregnant! However there is one project that I’ve been working on which I thought appropriate to share here with you. It is a nursery rhyme quilt for our new addition (who is due any time now!). Today [...]

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Yesterday I began work on my maternity dress! The pattern is Hollywood 1366, from 1944. As you all know, after cutting and marking your pattern, the first order of business is to take care of all darts. I like to tie off my threads at the tip, clipping the excess threads to a little less [...]

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Hello Sew Retro-ers, It has been waaaay too long since I last posted on Sew Retro.  In fact, last time I posted it was at the old site! I began working on this swim suit about two months ago.  It is currently at a standstill, because shortly after I started the project I found out [...]

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