Aaaaaaaaaaahhh! Aaaaaahhhhh! And other assorted screaming…. The production company behind The Great British Sewing Bee is making an American version and they would love to find some people who sew vintage. In other words, you! I’m so incredibly excited about this I might explode. For goodness sake, if you’ve entertained the idea of being on [...]


Applications are open for series 3 of the Great British Sewing Bee. Will you toss your vintage hat into the ring? Let us know in the comments if you’re thinking of taking part.


UPDATE: Both shops are now temporarily closed. All orders have been shipped and you’ll find a tracking number for your package either in your email (WeSewRetro) or on your Etsy purchases page (ZipZapKap) Thank you so, so much for the orders and messages of support. I’ve been really touched by the response and appreciated every [...]


Happy Friday, everybody! I just got an exciting email from Laura Nash who is the creative genius behind Sew Chic Pattern Company. Laura makes the most fabulous vintage-inspired original designs, and I know many of you will already be familiar with her patterns – they are bestsellers in the WeSewRetro shop. It’s fair to say [...]


As I’m sure we’re all now tired of hearing, Google Reader is shutting down tomorrow. In my 11th-hour attempt to organize a replacement reader to keep track of favorite blogs, I’ve noticed that in the hundreds of blogs I follow, quite a few have creaked to a halt – I love a good shake-up, so [...]


  I just happened across a free PDF of this fab 1920s booklet on sewing with cotton bags and thought you might like it too. Produced by the Beauty Pattern Company, which presumably made mail order patterns, it’s full of suggested patterns and inspiration for sewing with feedsacks. EDITED TO ADD: the person who scanned [...]


I’m taking a quick break from the usual Sunday night I-didn’t-do-any-laundry-this-weekend panic to announce the lucky winner of our ‘whatever you want from the WeSewRetro shop‘ giveaway. Clench those cheeks, everyone. The winner is… Congrats Roxanne! Sewaholic’s Cambie dress pattern will be winging its way to you shortly – look out for an email from [...]


Word to the wise: our ‘whatever you want from the WeSewRetro shop‘ giveaway closes this Sunday so get your entry in now before you miss out. Keep your eyes peeled for some fab new additions coming next week, including some luscious Vintage Vogues… …and two new independent designers: Jamie Christina… …and Violette Field Threads for [...]

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If you keep up with WeSewRetro on facebook, you will already have seen this little brainteaser. What do all these things have in common? If you answered “They’re all fabulous” you’re so right, but the real answer is that you can pick all of them up at the brand spanking new WeSewRetro Shop. What? Yes, [...]


Love Productions is casting for the next series of The Great British Sewing Bee and here at WeSewRetro Towers we want to be able to point at the tv and squeal “Oh! Oh! I know that person!” If you have been umm-ing and aahhh-ing about applying, stop procrastinating and get your application in. If you [...]