Sewin in the Rain

Hi Sew Retro community! I just finished this winter coat from McCall’s 5717 and even though it’s a modern pattern I modified it a bit to give the coat a more classic look. I really love mid-20th century coats that extended down to below the knee to cover dresses, and that’s what I tried to [...]

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Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I’ve posted. Wow. In truth, this is the first vintage pattern I’ve sewn in quite a while. How odd is it to call a 1980s pattern “vintage”?! Since I last posted, I moved back to my native New York (I was in Virginia last [...]

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Hello all! First time posting on the new site so here goes. This is the 1920s Tulip Kimono from Decades of Style made with a rayon “Van Gogh” print and a chambray contrast. Closes with a loop and button posie. The robe is unlined and all the seams in the chambray are covered while most [...]

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Hello, everyone! I’m Amanda from Virginia, USA and I’ve been sewing for about 2 years now. Very excited to be part of Sew Retro since I get so much inspiration here! I’m an architectural historian so I work in the past on a daily basis I use old photos a lot to help understand when [...]

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