1940s | Shirts | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Lots of separates

By on January 18, 2013

Hi Everyone!
It’s been a while since I’ve been on We Sew Retro – and it’s not that I haven’t been sewing!

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Here is a a whole bunch of 40’s separates I’ve made in the past couple of months. A fantastic 10 gore 40’s skirt and THREE blouses!  I think the 40’s were one of the most timeless eras of fashion – and I would say universally flattering too. Do you agree?

More pics on my blog: Kittysdrawings

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1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Butterick 3989 – tropical print dress

By on July 15, 2012

Hiii!

Check out this latest creation – I am SO pleased with it!!

A few details:

Pattern: Butterick 3989 – from early to mid 40’s I think. From the amazing Evadress Patterns
Fabric: Awesome tropical print rayon WITH PINEAPPLES from eBay. This isn’t vintage as the selvedge mentions “Hoffman Internation Fabrics 2001”. How COOL is it!? I have another piece which has Plumerias and palm trees on it!

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I actually made a mistake while creating this! More details and pics on le blog

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1930s | 1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Simplicty 3835 – early 40’s dress

By on July 7, 2012

Hi All

It’s been a while since I posted here.

I made this dress just the other week. A few details:

Pattern: Simplicity 3835 from the 40’s – early in the decade I think, but can’t be sure.
Fabric: Pastel green sheer with white floral flocking – possibly nylon? New Japanese made fabric bought from one of the little shops on Sydney Rd Brunswick.
Notions: A heap of snaps and 3 tiny hook & eyes.
Cost: About $13 – $5 p/m for the fabric – I used just about 2m. Snaps were probably about $3 – they’re so expensive here and I use heaps of them. Need to buy them in bulk from somewhere!

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….more details and pics on my blog 🙂

Kitty’s Drawings

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My Cambie Dress

By on May 12, 2012

Hi Everyone!

I was another lucky soul who got to test the Sewaholic Cambie dresses. A few pics:

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I made the A-line version to make something office appropriate. I used what feels like a wool/poly blend that is of medium weight with a nice hand. It’s lined with gray cotton voile and I used satin (probably poly) to make the straps. It helps break up the tiny houndstooth pattern of my main fabric don’t you think?

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More pics of the inside and more info over at my blog: Kitty’s Drawings

It’s not vintage – but definitely vintage inspired!

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Mccall 6006 – 1945

By on April 30, 2012

Hiii!

This dress, made from Mccall’s 6006 (1945) has to be my favourite make so far! I am so so in love with 1940’s Mccall’s patterns – they’re just the best. What I love about this one is – the cool cap sleeves…If you could call them that. Maybe flutter sleeves? The tucks at the shoulder and back waist. The gathering on the front waist….The awesome gored skirt.

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More pics and things over at my BLOG

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