Jennifer Lauren

I’ve always loved the round retro cushion, but I just couldn’t justify the expense of buying one – cushions are serious investments these days! So, I decided to make one and show you guys just how easy it is to make your own as well! You can find the full tutorial on my blog. The bulk [...]

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I’m pretty sure most of the internet knows about the Emery Dress by now, right? It’s Christine Hayne’s latest pattern release and it’s such a lovely design that really lets you get creative with finishing touches and construction techniques. Oh, and you know it has pockets right? I think pockets will forever be the thing that [...]

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I know we’re  mostly supposed to just post about sewing here on We Sew Retro, but I have seen a few gorgeous knitting projects pop up from time to time and I’m so proud of the first knitted garment I’ve ever made, that I couldn’t help but post it here. While we’re only one month [...]

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This is my third version of Vogue 8728. It is not however, my first make of 2014. In fact, I made it last year around September just before we left Sydney, and never got around to photographing it. I won’t go into any construction details because I did all that when I blogged about my [...]

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Merry Christmas Eve everyone! This is my newest make, the Stepford Wife does Christmas Dress. This dress is actually the result of one of those rare ‘happy’ sewing mistakes that apparently do pop up on occasion (who knew!).   This dress started out originally as a plain red Anna dress, number one on my Summer Sewing [...]

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Way back in May I made Vogue 8728, a 40′s reproduction knit dress, and it was pretty safe to say that I luuurved this dress. Comfy, cute and easy to wash and wear. So, I made 2 more (this version and a beautiful green wool knit version, post to come) and bought fabric for a [...]

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I managed to make a few things to show off before my sewing machine hopped aboard a ship and this Belladone is one of them. I made this almost straight after I had finished my Airelle Blouse because I was on a Deer&Doe kick, and because you know, new patterns are exciting! Especially when they [...]

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As I was editing these photos, it occurred to me that this Colette Patterns Macaron looks a little like a modern version of Dorothy’s dress from The Wizard of Oz and that I really should have worn red shoes with it. Oh well, now I know what I’m going as to my next costume party, [...]

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    This is my dress for The Sew Weekly Reunion challenge – a Colette Patterns Macaron. The Sew Weekly is (was) probably one of my favourite sewing blogs. I started reading it when it was just Mena writing and talking about her weekly sewing adventures, and then she opened up the weekly sewing challenge to 4 other [...]

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I was lucky enough to be asked to test another Blue Ginger Doll pattern a few months back and now that it’s been released, I can finally show you my version of Abbey’s newest pattern, the Mae Blouse. It’s a beautiful 1940s inspired blouse with a scalloped neckline (who doesn’t love a good scallop, of the edible and [...]

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