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Pattern: McCall’s 4632 (1989) I created this top using McCall’s 4632 from 1989. Originally the pattern was to be sold in my Etsy shop but that view F in the bottom left hand corner looked attractive. I was thinking of making it in a fabric with more drape but I’m trying┬áto sew out of my [...]

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I saw this pattern in the Stitches & Loops store and just had to have it. I imagined owning the entire suit and being just as chic and professional as the model. Well, I now have one of the three items concluded. This little top is what was described back then as an overblouse. It [...]

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After writing about the Orry-Kelly designed fashions in the 1333 movie Baby Face with my gal Barbara Stanwyck, I decided to search the Internet for home sewing patterns that may have been cribbed from character Lily Power’s fabulous movie costumes. These are just some of the pretties that I found. Check my blog for screen [...]

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A while ago, I wrote about the green silk dress from the movie Atonement and how it was created. Well, Gemma commented here and on my personal blog that her wedding dress was inspired by that movie costume and that she had pictures. So, of course I emailed her to send those pictures to me. [...]

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I haven’t made anything from a vintage pattern for awhile. Well, let’s say I haven’t finished one in a while. However, I have now, Butterick 4948. I picked up this little 1970′s gem some time ago, in part because it reminded me of these modern Sabyasachi Spring 2007 designs. Also, I was in love with [...]

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I just wrote about this on my blog, but thought that the Sew Retro readers might be interested in this too. Jacqueline Durran’s design I’m sure everyone who has seen the movie Atonement has already oohed and ahhed about Cecilia Tallis’ (Keira Knightly) green silk dress, designed by Jacqueline Durran. Well, I just saw the [...]

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Over 15 years ago I made a brown wool crepe dress from a Style pattern that I truly wish I hadn’t thrown out. It was lovely and I did a great job with it; if I say so myself . Unfortunately, it just looked ridiculous on. When I made the dress, I had really miscalculated [...]

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Simplicity 8126 From the moment I saw Simplicity 8126 over at Out of the Ashes I was excited. More so than for any lovely poofy 50′s silhouetted gown. Probably because I could see myself actually wearing this skirt, that it could fit into my life easily. I also like how young and “flirty” it looked. [...]

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1. Version 1 McCall’s 8251, 2. McCall’s 8251 Final Version I wrote about this top before when I first made it but I was never happy with the fit. Though you might not be able to see the difference this top has now been taken in quite a bit at the sides, the neckline width [...]

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Has anyone ever attempted to sell clothes made from a vintage pattern? Do you happen to know what kind of copyright issues are involved? The pattern in question is from 1969 and truly consists of just three rectangles. When buying the fabric for a sample (with the pattern in hand) three of the women working [...]

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