1940s

1940’s Blouse Simplicity 1692

By on July 10, 2013
Trying to look all 1940ish

I am somewhat pleased with this blouse.  I like how the zipper and buttons came out.  However, don’t use the instructions from the pattern for inserting the zipper.  The instructions want you to sew part of the seam.  Don’t do it! Just leave the seam open and insert the zipper.  I know, because I ripped!  The fit is a bit off.  The neck opening is quite snug and  the waist is snug too, but look at the sleeves!  I made it in a size 10 instead of a 12 because the ease seemed ridiculous.  I may try view D and make the sleeves smaller.  I lined it with cotton batiste which gives it a “richer” feel.

 

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Vintage Sewing

60’s style top

By on September 30, 2012
Easy to make

I made this little top with the free Sorbretto top pattern from Collette.  I used fabric from an estate sale stash and buttons from my retro button jar.  It has a kinda 60’s air to it.  I need some pedal pushers and some Keds!

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1980s | Pattern Catalogs | Pattern Drafting | Vintage Sewing

Lutterloh find

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I was browsing the local Goodwill in the craft section when I happened upon a box that caught my eye. I had heard about the Lutterloh system many years ago and had forgotten about it, but the box was intriguing. I looked inside and saw all the lovely illustrations for patterns but I didn’t know if I wanted to fool with it. I put it down, then picked it back up, what the heck, it was only $3.99. Well, I am glad I purchased it. I can’t wait to make some of the lovely items from the book. It is dated 1984, so it’s not that old but still somewhat retro,hmmmm? I have also been inspired by those of you who have made some great items from a Lutterloh pattern, thanks for sharing!

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1970s | Children | Shirts

“lil Western Shirt

By on April 21, 2012
Retro from the '70's

Here it is! My first contribution to WeSewRetro!  I made this little shirt  for my niece and I also entered it in our county fair.  I found the pattern at a church sale for a dime and I got the cute zebra fabric at an estate sale.  The machine embroidery patterns I got free on-line.  I had a lot of fun puttting it all together.

Here's the back side!

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