Hi fellow retro sewists! Melissa here. This is dress that I made over a year ago and photographed this past summer. I’m finally posting it even though it’s totally inappropriate for Fall/Winter (except maybe for you Aussies and Kiwis!). Here’s my version of Butterick B5708. I decided to change the pattern a bit and use [...]


Hi everyone, I’m here to share one of my recent projects, which I’m calling my Sunset Stripes dress. This is the dress I made for the Fall For Cotton Sewalong, hosted by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille and Tasha of By Gum By Golly. I pattern I used was a mish-mash of Vintage Vogue 8789 (bodice) [...]


Hi friends! I wanted to share this project today that I made over a year ago. It’s a shirt dress I made as a project in a sewing class I took at my local community college. I based it on this 1940′s dress pattern in my collection, though I didn’t use the actual pattern: As [...]


Hi, I’m here to share my newest creation- my first Sencha blouse from Colette patterns! I love the gorgeous vintage style of this one and I’ve been wanting to make my own for a while! I made it in a cream-colored synthetic fabric (I’m not sure exactly what it is) and I finished the top [...]


  Hi again! I just wanted to share this dress I made last week. If you couldn’t tell, I made it from a vintage sheet.  The pattern I used is shown below, Advance 9209. The pattern is actually for a pinafore to be worn over a nightgown, so I made a few little tweaks to [...]


Hello again! Melissa here. Today I’m sharing a dress I actually made last summer. I was inspired by a dress from the cover of a 1950′s detective novel I came across. I loved it so much I decided to re-create it for myself. Here’s the inspiration: The dress is made from a cotton broadcloth with [...]


Hi, I’m Melissa, a blogger and longtime sewing enthusiast from the central coast of California. This is my first post on WeSewRetro. I’m so excited to share one of my favorite sewing projects with fellow vintage lovers! The idea for this project began when I found this amazing fabric at a thrift store in the [...]