Hello WSR! I recently served as Bridesmaid for my gorgeous girlfriend’s destination wedding in New Orleans! I received Butterick pattern 8080 as a gift, and was very excited to make this pattern. I have many tattoo’s and needed to cover them for the conservative Catholic wedding mass. I couldn’t believe I found this amazing grey [...]


This is one of my favorite playsuit patterns! Simplicity 1605. This pattern can be used as a playsuit, or I’ve even made the top and shorts into separates.   I really fell in love with this fabric. Now, I must make a confession and let you know that this is outdoor fabric. Yes, the material [...]


In the attempt to expand Hawaiian pieces in my closet, I paired Simplicity 2105 pattern with this amazing fabric I found at Joann’s for 5$ a yard on sale! This dress calls for a whopping 5 yards of fabric. I made this dress in white brocade fabric for Christmas. I cut all 4 skirt panels, [...]


Hello All! Wanted to invite you over to my blog to participate in an almost no-sew 1950′s novelty felt circle skirt tutorial. Super easy! If you already know how to sew, you can pump one of these babies out in an hour! I can’t wait to see what you make!  I  taught this tutorial to [...]


Like so many of us out there, I have cracked open my Viva Las Vegas sewing! I wanted to start with this skirt pattern, which I plan on Chevron’ing for the actual event (as pictured in the pattern). The skirt itself is very easy to sew. I will say that the skirt is SO LONG. [...]

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Hello Sew Retro Community! 10 weeks ago I had a baby. I have lost most of my weight, but my body just isn’t the same and I barely fit into my vintage clothing. Also, with strictly breastfeeding – my vintage dresses are out since they are side or back zip. What did that mean for [...]


Hello We Sew Retro! I recently mourned the loss of an amazing 50′s maternity top. Tragically I lost one of the fabric covered buttons and splashed hair tint (I am a hairdresser by trade) on it. No use crying over ruined vintage, right?! At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself Myself wearing said vintage [...]