Through the Alley

Hi! This is a dress that I actually made in May or June, I had just forgotten to post pictures. I used Simplicity’s 4475 from the early 60′s. This was a super quick dress to make and only took me a Saturday. I used this salmon pink polyester from the 60′s that I had in [...]


Hello everyone! I wanted to share my most recent project, a little girl’s romper/skort from the late 60′s. I used Simplicity’s 8221 from 1969. The pattern was really easy so I whipped it up in flash! However, I did take a couple days to sew the rick rack trimming; it likes to keep fraying /: [...]


Hello! My oh my, it’s been quite some time since I posted on Sew Retro! I thought I’d share my most recent creation. I had to create a product for my basic color theory class that was inspired by a song and represented a complementary color scheme. My song of choice was Hawaiian Couple by [...]


Hello! I just wanted to share my most recent sewing project. I used Simplicity’s 6459 from 1966. I made the dress in vintage teal and black polka dotted linen that I got at an estate sale awhile back. Source The dress only took me about 4 hours and I absolutely loved the outcome! For more [...]


Hello! I just wanted to share the dress I made for my birthday. I made the dress with vintage fabric and Simplicity’s 6266 from 1965. For more pictures check out my blog, Through the Alley Vintage (:


Hi everyone!! After completing my last dress, I decided that this summer I want to make at least 8 dress plus finish up my UFO’s. This is my first dress! To read more and see more pictures, check out my blog: Through the Alley Vintage For some reason, my camera does not want to show [...]


Hi everyone! It’s been some time since I last posted, but I had been super busy with school! I’m finally out on vacation and am ready to sew all summer long! I started on this dress sometime around the end of February and just got around to finishing it. I had some difficulties with the [...]


Hi everyone! I’m Allie and a new member to the Sew Retro community. I’m a 19 year old from Dallas, Texas. I have been sewing for quite some years now, but it’s mainly been reconstructing tees and vintage clothes. I just very recently finished a dress using my very first pattern (vintage of course!) and [...]