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Gosh, it’ been a while since I contributed, but everyone’s doing such gorgeous things that lurking’s been awesome!  A recent contributor reminded me I hadn’t shared last fall’s tussle adventure with rayon seam binding. Hope it’s useful! I began with lovely soft-as-butter green rayon, and used a favorite pattern, the straight skirt. Problems began with [...]

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Am “vacationing” at my favorite, veddy exclusive B&B – home of dear friends K & G.  Their house is better than a museum or antique store, because there are so many collections of things I love, like vintage patterns, fabrics, and laces.  G has his man cave to go to, where all his antique trucks [...]

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Downton Abbey Series 3 has started in the U.K.  Everyone everywhere else will have to wait varying amounts of time before seeing it on local tellies, but hopefully we’ll begin hearing and seeing inspirations from our U.K.-based We Sew Retro colleagues before then.  (hint-hint!) I’ve read that this season’s 1920s fashions will include marcel waves, [...]

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  On a recent trip to Raleigh, North Carolina I visited Shabby Lane Antiques, and spent hours investigating (and purchasing!) items from buttons, to pins & bangles, to my first vintage dress.  Wonderful experience — couldn’t believe down South prices — can’t wait to get back! Here’s my question:  What era do y’all (Southern for [...]

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Discovered a thin book from Dover Publications in the library one wet weekend: Fashions of the Thirties, 476 authentic copyright-free illustrations, selected & arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton. (Still available online, also an updated version that includes a CD – such modernization!) The tiny Publisher’s note states the images were taken from the Fashion Review [...]

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A local station is showing Downton Abbey Season 1, and I’ve been glued to the screen. Remember when Mrs. Hughes goes off to the fair to meet an old flame? Her dress had a bit of lace at neck & wrists. Here’s the only photo I could locate (from ITV). It only shows neckline, but [...]

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WeSewRetro is the first blog I read each day, and you all have provided untold amounts of education, support, and delightfully pictured projects. Thank you all!  Now, I’d got to start sewing, and that has brought to mind a bit of a problem I need your help in overcoming. Several years ago I was gifted [...]

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