jenthompson

I just finished making a late-60′s playdress with tunic, shorts, and some super-wide pants to wear as a coverup.  I’m going to be wearing this to a retro pool party later this month.  This is my first foray into 60′s clothing, and I must say, I am quite hooked!  It was easy and fun to [...]

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I just finished a mid-1930′s dress made from an Anne Adams pattern, and I wore it to a retro ice-cream social this weekend.  This was such a fun (and easy!) dress to make.  I definitely need more 30′s stuff now!  If you’d like, you can read more about it on my blog, Festive Attyre.

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A great locally owned fabric store called Fabrique has hosted a remnant challenge here in Dallas for the last 2 years.  This year, I made a mock wrap skirt for their contest using one of my vintage patterns from 1977.  I made my skirt out of ultrasuede and decorated it with a cutwork design inspired [...]

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I whipped up a quick little 40′s blouse with a patriotic color scheme for a 4th of July party this weekend.  If you’d like, you can read more about it on my blog.  Thanks, and happy 4th!

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I just finished a simple summer blouse based on a McCall’s pattern from 1975.  Check out my blog to read more about it.  I wish all projects were this fast and easy!  :)

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I was having one of those “I have nothing cute to wear” days today, so I decided to make a new skirt to go with a sweater that I got for Christmas.  I dug out this 1958 Simplicity playsuit pattern and some vintage plaid that I bought at an estate sale, and a few hours [...]

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Hi everybody! I’ve been lurking on sewretro for a few months now, and I have been SO inspired by all the fabulous things that you guys are making! This is the first vintage outfit that I’ve sewn for myself, and I’m pretty happy with the way everything turned out. It was from a 1949 Vogue [...]

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