Hi everyone! Recently I hit the retro pattern jackpot at an estate sale and scored an entire box of patterns for $15! I’m currently going through the patterns and cataloging them, but of course I can’t resist planning a project at the same time! The owner of these patterns, a Miss Adorna Wheelock, is my [...]


Hello! Just finished sixties Butterick 4228 in a lovely lavender linen say that three times fast!). I had previously made a wearable muslin in a coordinating print. For all the details, visit me at Seams Sustainable.


Hi! I just finished Burda 8995. It’s a sweet sixties inspired sheath dress with a shortie jacket top. This pattern is no longer in print, but it is not old. This was a great pattern to work with, and both the dress and the jacket were easy to make. The cotton barkcloth fabric heightens the [...]


Just dropping in from Seams Sustainable ┬áto show you my completed Armistice Blouse. All the details of the sewing and the modifications are available on the blog. I’m planning to add a skirt of the same era to complete the outfit, hopefully next week. Thanks for looking! Dee


Hi everyone, this is my first post to We Sew Retro, though I have been lurking and commenting. I’ve been sewing for about 35 years. Recently, I’ve been more able to devote time to sewing. Over the past year, I’ve discovered a whole world of sewing blogs, including this one, and I started one of [...]

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