After summing up 2011 and realizing how many dresses I made (and how many times they were used…) I decided that 2012 will be a year of more separates. Thus, sewing project no.1 was a blouse. To keep it simple after all my advanced dress sewing for the holidays, I drafted a simple peasant blouse. [...]
Today I finished my longest and most complicated sewing project ever. I got my hands on a lot of amazing fabric and decided it was time to make that dream dress, the Dior New Look dress! I drafted the whole thing from scratch, using my own constructed pattern. Here’s how it came out! I documented [...]
Here’s what I made for my mum and my sis for Christmas! I drafted the dress for mum, and used a late 1950′s pattern for the blouse. More about it and some more pictures and details are on my blog, http://sewewellyn.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-presents-for-mum-and-sis.html Come visit if you like!
For once I finished something early, here’s my dress for this years Christmas! The dress is made from vintage cotton sheets, inspired by the works of Swedish painter Carl Larsson. The pattern I used is McCall’s 7101, dated 1963, I won it in a giveaway! For a lot more pictures, both of the dress and [...]
My latest sewing is this 1920′s slip! I drafted a pattern, or well, who am I kidding, I cut two squares in about the right size and then I improvised from there. All the fabrics and notions were already in my stash. There are more pics, text and and some Bessie Smith for soundtrack over [...]
Hi! So, I was sharing my sewing projects with you all over at “the old” Sew Retro, and now I finally got to re-register at this new site! For those of you who don’t know me yet, let me introduce myself briefly: I’m Ewa, born and living in Sweden, and I have been sewing and [...]