~ I am sewing view 4 ~ Do you ever embark on sewing projects that end up causing you more trouble than you anticipated??? I purchased this fabric with the intention of ‘whipping up’ this wrap dress. Boy was I wrong. This dress has now taken more that two weeks of intermittent sewing to get to this point… Problems [...]


I found this book just over a month ago, at a Quilt and Craft Fair of all places. I had been looking for a book purely dedicated to sewing lingerie, undergarments and pajamas. The book comes complete with paper patterns for all the garments illustrated in the book. The instructions are clear and there are [...]


It feels like only yesterday, when I sent an email out to a few fellow bloggers and proposed to them that we join together and do a sewing project – One Pattern, Seven Bloggers… and now seven finished dresses! Today is the big reveal! I apologies for the bad quality photos (and in my kitchen [...]


Hi Sew Retro folk! I wanted to show you all my latest project. I whipped this dress up in a couple of hours last weekend, but had to wait for a sunny day to take some photos. This dress was very easy to make. I have the reproduction pattern so it has the various sizes [...]


Something has been brewing for the past few weeks! I contacted a group of sewing bloggers who I find very inspiring and invited them to join me in a sewing project. The idea is simple. One pattern, seven bloggers, infinite possibilities. And so the “One Pattern Seven Bloggers” project was formed. ~ A big thank [...]

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Two weeks ago I won this vintage Pinnock sewing machine on eBay, for a whole $1.04!!! The seller said she wasn’t a sewer, so could not guarantee that the machine sewed, although she did say that when plugged in the needle moved up and down – which is a start! I haven’t yet plugged it [...]


Here is a 1940′s blouse I made on Sunday from a vintage Simplicity pattern… More on my blog. Sam xox


Inspired by the brooch board by Tuppence Ha’penny Vintage (instructions are blogged about here), last night I tried my hand at making my own. I had a vintage frame, quilting wadding, and some red felt, and within minutes I had my very own board. While my vintage brooch collection is still very small, I am [...]

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I finally whipped up my first pair of Colette Patterns bloomers this weekend. These are the Madeline mini bloomers and the pattern is available for free on the Colette Patterns website. I used a soft pink quilting cotton and some burgundy ribbon. I followed the pattern pretty loyally until I came to the leg elastic [...]


I purchased this pillow case from a local charity shop a few months ago. I fell in love with the beautiful print and for 50c I thought it was a steal. I purchased it without knowing what I would actually use the fabric for. Today inspiration struct, and within an hour I had made myself [...]

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