Vintage Sewing

Retro Pattern Heaven

By on September 21, 2012

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 new inspiration! She kept a ton of patterns, many of which are mailorder patterns I can’t seem to find copies of elsewhere. Here are my top three contenders (so far) for a project from this box of wonder.

Which would you choose? For more details about these patterns and about this terrific estate sale find, please visit me at Seams Sustainable.

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Introduction

Simplicity 5566 – 70’s Sailor Dress

By on February 9, 2012

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 my own (http://seamssustainable.blogspot.com).

I’ve always wanted to do some retro sewing, though I almost hate to call it that because some of the patterns I already own in my stash qualify! So, for my first post, consider Simplicity 5566.

I completed this pattern over a course of a couple of weeks, though I always feel slow when I read about the sheer volumes of wonderful clothes created by all of you! Here’s a picture of my completed dress. For more details on it’s creation, please visit my blog!

Nice to meet you all!
Dee

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