Vintage Sewing

By on January 17, 2011
I was looking for patterns to make sweatshirts with a little more interest than the typical crew-neck or hoodie, so I used this McCalls pattern from 1980.
Since my daughter didn’t want any shoulder seams, I modified the pattern to cut the front yoke in one piece with the back.
The results came out looking a little like something from Star Trek…

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Another Introduction

By on May 6, 2010

Greetings everyone.  My name is Linda, and I’m happy to be a new member of the Sew Retro community.    To repeat what every new member says:  I’ve been lurking for a while now, and finally decided to sign up.  I’ve just started blogging myself, so come visit me.  I’m a little slow to get started, but hopefully blogging will motivate me to sew more, which will give me something to blog about.  You can find me at:

I’m more or less a life-long sewist… which is much longer than I’ll admit to.  My favorite victim  beneficiary is my lovely daughter.  My most recent project for her started out in life as Simplicity 9806 circa 1970s.

By the time I got finished with it, here’s what it looked like:

Honest! It is the same pattern.  The story is the first entry in my blog.  She finally received it yesterday, after the volcano and customs conspired to make it late for the wedding to which she planned to wear it. 

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