Last May, I entered a contest at Pattern Review that focused on using vintage patterns. Pattern Review was also running a mini-wardrobe contest at the same time. So, I thought I’d do a two-fer and use vintage patterns to make a mini-wardrobe. Seems easy, right??? I used these two patterns as the foundation of my [...]


I finally had a chance to finish something!! I recently redid my kitchen chairs with home dec rooster fabric (My Honey’s choice, not mine). There were about 2 yards left so I decided to make an apron. I tried about 5 different patterns but none of them worked because of the directional layout of those [...]


After months of relishing everyone’s projects and posting comments as The New Professor Mentor, I thought I should join the party as a full-fledged member of Sew Retro. Thank you to Anna for the invitation. I started collecting vintage patterns about 15 years or so ago when I went to an estate sale and bought [...]