Sewing has slowed down to a trickle for me in the aftermath of the Tree Gown (I didn’t touch my sewing machine for a whole week after the ball! lol) so I thought I’d do a post on my blog about a project for my wardrobe that I’ve been pursuing gradually for a few years featuring [...]


Back in October I posted on here an introduction to a big sewing project I was taking on: reproducing a version of Charles James’ Tree Gown: My excuse for tackling this, apart from the challenge of it, was to wear at the 2014 Toronto Garrison Ball.  Which was actually last weekend – yes, the dress [...]


Hello everyone! I don’t have a finished garment to show for this post, but am taking the opportunity of giving a heads-up to anyone who might be interested in following my next big sewing adventure. Because I’m married to a member of the Canadian Military (yup – we have one!) I have the opportunity to [...]


As mentioned in my recent Autumn Apron post, here is a post dedicated to my Thanksgiving dress.  I used McCalls 6473 from 1962 – it’s been in the pattern stash for years and I’d always been curious to try it. I used a piece of burnt orange/rust silk dupioni that was also from stash that I’ve [...]


I’ve sewn myself a couture wedding dress, I’ve sewn myself tailored jackets, I’ve handsewn an 18th century riding habit, I’ve sewn dresses and skirts galore, I’ve sewn super-complicated stuff, I’ve sewn simple stuff but I’d never sewn myself a little ol’ apron…..until the other week!  I’ve known I needed aprons for sometime, years in fact.  But it [...]


Phew!  Made it just in time! This is my entry for the Fall for Cotton Sewalong (with which so many of you are already familiar and participating in!): This is made from Style 3994 from the early 70s.  The fabric is this really lovely cotton corduroy in a rich plum/eggplant colour.  It’s embroidered all over with [...]


  Hello Everyone!  This is my very first post on WeSewRetro, so I’m a teensy bit nervous.  But I love vintage-related sewing so I’m excited to start contributing!  This is a dress I actually made a year ago, but I just recently got some decent photos of it.  For that reason it’s my latest post [...]