Miss Virginia

So excited to post this! I was really inspired by pictures of swimsuits from the 40s and especially loved the two-piece ones with the halter tops and little skirts.  Before I started work on this swimsuit I was terrified of sewing with stretch fabrics and even more intimidated by making an actual swimsuit but it all turned out [...]

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I made this 1950s princess line sundress from a vintage mail order pattern and decided accessories were in order. The addition of a bolero and belt makes it look more like late 1930s to me so I don’t know exactly what is going on here, but I really really like it. There is a little [...]

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Hello everyone! First post here on Sew Retro although I’ve been lurking a lot I love vintage and historical fashion and that’s most of what you’ll see on my blog. I made this skirt last year; my friend lent me Simplicity 3775 (from 1951) and it sewed up quite well! Very easy and fun to [...]

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