I’ve recently picked up some bra making skills (as documented on my blog) and am so excited that I can now experiment with different vintage bra shapes. I also discovered a great site for retro lovers, called Foundations Revealed, which has various articles on how to draft and make retro bra styles (although the majority [...]


Hello there Sew Retro-ers! I hope you are having a lovely summer. Mine is surprisingly summery and sunny and gave me a chance to flaunt my new Bombshell Swimsuit on the beach. This is the first swimsuit I ever made and despite some extra engineering steps that went into supporting the bust, sewing this swimsuit [...]


This dress is both thrifty and fashionable I bought this left-over curtain material from a flea market for 3 Euros and drafted up this vintage-inspired concoction. I’ve recently been obsessing over vintage drafting manuals and have tried various kimono + gusset shapes to make a variety of close-fitting kimono-sleeved tops and dresses. This dress has [...]


Oh my! I haven’t posted here in ages! I used to post on the old sew retro page but don’t even know if I have ever posted on this site. So this post is long overdue I’ve been reading along all the while but never shown you any vintage-inspired garments of my own. I don’t [...]