cowgirl24

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!  [...]

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I didn’t sew this.  I found it at a tag sale for $2, but I think it’s inspirational for the home sewist to aspire too! Yes, I wore stockings for the full effect!   covered buttons, so lovely! The lining was handsewn with, I believe, a catch stitch.

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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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  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 [...]

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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 [...]

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