I’m sure that many of you vintage sewers are familiar with this reprint pattern from Simplicity. I’ve seen many amazing pairs of trousers made with this pattern, which I can’t wait to try myself, but I decided to have a go at the blouse pictured alongside it.This was an easy and quick pattern and I [...]


Hello again We Sew Retro readers! Hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter & have eaten as much chocolate as I have! Today I have not one, but two dresses to show you. The first being a Mad Men inspired dress from Butterick 9973 (Undated)  in some vintage plaid rayon. This dress was inspired by [...]

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Hello again We Sew Retro readers! It’s been a few weeks since my last post so I thought it was about time I showed you all what I’ve been up to. I’ve recently become a little (understatement) obsessed with vintage blouses, particularly from the early 1960′s. I blame the cute illustrations, they’re hard to resist! [...]

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This week I participated in the Oscar challenge set over at Sew Weekly. After thinking of multiple outfits I could make for this challenge I settled on a dress Kate Beckinsale wears for a small portion of ‘Pearl Harbour’ For this I used an early 1940′s pattern in the shape of Hollywood 785, using black [...]

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Hi Everyone! This week in conjunction with the Sew Weekly theme of ‘red’ I’ve taken inspiration from the cover of one of my patterns, Butterick 612.   This pattern (i’m guessing?) is from the late 50′s/early 60′s judging by the hair, and was very simple to sew up. This fabric has been sitting in my [...]


Hello! My name is Victoria Perry and I blog over here, where I sew pretty much anything & everything that catches my eye. I have a weakness for peter pan collars, side seam pockets & vintage patterns. For my first post here on We Sew Retro I wanted to show you all my latest project… [...]