sew country chick

        I love sewing with children’s vintage patterns.So many modern patterns for children are sort of sack like and shapeless. I love how the styles from the forties are fitted and stylish, while being practical at the same time! This little dress was made from a thrifted men’s shirt and my 1942 [...]


        Growing up I used to come home from school , grab a snack, and flip the TV to channel 11 to watch reruns of my my favorite TV family. THE BRADY BUNCH ! This dress was my homage to a childhood pastime! Justine from Sew Country Chick.


This is the first costume I completed for the play The Elephants Graveyard, which I am costuming. It takes place in 1916 and is about a group of circus performers.  This first costume is for the circus girl who rides the elephant. 1915 Circus Girl My Inspirations were these old photos below of circus girls [...]


    I made myself a playsuit! The fabric is vintage madras I bought at the Rose Bowl Flea Market and the pattern is from the early forties. Visit me at Sew Country Chick for more pics and info!


Let’s pretend. It’s 1941 an this little girl’s daddy is a soldier and is coming home on leave today. Her name is Darla. Mommy and Darla came to the station early and Darla wants to look at the train tracks. Mommy made a dress especially for today! To read the rest of the story visit [...]


This is a dress I designed for the Burdastyle Vintage Modern Challenge. I was inspired by the migrants from the midwest who populated the ranch area in California where I live. To see more visit my blog Sew Country Chick


The pattern used. Cute , no? This is a raspberry tailored overcoat I made for my two year old from this 1942 pattern below. This is a little dress I designed to match the lining on Gigi To see my much more detailed post visit me at  Sew Country Chick


Sorry for these tiny pics.I am having the hardest time figuring out WordPress! I will eventually figure it out. Here is Lily in her 1942 Du Barry dress I made for her. She loves her curlers! Have a great weekend! To see my post visit Sew Country Chick


This is my second version of the Crepe pattern. I used a lovely vintage fabric I found on a road trip in Oregon. To read how to attach a lining to this pattern click here. also I am looking for sewists to post photo links to their blogs at my weekly sewing linky party, Sew [...]

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  Im loving this new format We sew retro! I just have to learn this wordpress posting a bit more now. I cant figur out how to post these photos. Maybe you should do a little tutorial on this? If any of you follow my blog Sewcountrychick I recently switched form blogspot to  and my [...]

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