“You’re making a what?” my sewing group giggled. “It’s a 1950s wiggle dress.” I repeated. “Because back then they made them so tight certain things wiggled when you walked.” I said with a suggestive shake. Sorry for the lack of wiggling. I’m still learning how to take better pictures of my wearable projects. This pattern [...]
First I just want to say thank you to everyone on here! I have been so inspired by seeing everyone’s projects and enjoyed getting to contribute to this lovely community! I can’t wait to see what happens next year! I wanted to start the new year with a clean slate so figured I should get [...]
Sometimes there is a perfect marriage of pattern and fabric. That’s what happened with this little gem. I only got to wear it a few times before the weather got too chilly. This was a great learning experience for me. Since the fabric was almost sheer I did my first underlining. I treated the two [...]
After much anguish and sweat I got the beauty finished and very wearable. I sent out a desperate plea and your answers helped me make some decisions and get it finished! To read more and see more pictures, you know where to go.
Disclaimer: All resemblance to farm girls whether real or imagined was totally coincidental and almost unintended. This dress was made from a 1930s feed sack which made the sewer think of hay and barns, sunshine and straw. All we could find for the photographs was a tractor. No feed was harmed in the production of [...]
I found a bunch of these Simplicity books wedged in with the patterns. This one just tickled me pink! Denim is worn everyday out here even to church on Sundays. I’m guessing this catalog must be 70s. I cannot find a date on it. Here’s a few pages. Enjoy! Are you feeling the need to [...]
Help! I need thoughts other than my own! This pattern has proved to be one of the more challenging that I have sewn in awhile. Although in all fairness part of it might have been user error. The cutting on one layer so the bands were backwards, my fault. Bust darts being completely wrong, pattern [...]
Welcome! This is my first blog post! I am so excited to be able to be a part of something as amazing as WeSewRetro. It’s nice to be able to talk sewing and ooh and aww over patterns and fabric with people who also enjoy it instead of boring my brothers and the local ranchers [...]