Vintage Sewing

Mod 60’s Simplicity 6594

By on February 17, 2015

I completed a 1960’s Simplicity skirt a few days ago! I gave myself a break by choosing a project that’s a lot more simple than I normally sew. I made view 2 in the mini length and made the belt loops. The belt is from a box of vintage belts that I was given and the blouse is from an estate sale. I know it is a bit early to post spring clothes, but I am starting early on my spring/summer wardrobe. The skirt is made of vintage fabric, yellow cotton with white flowers. I highly recommend this pattern because the skirt was easy and simple to make, as I didn’t have any issues with it.


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1950s | Vintage Sewing

1950s Simplicity Bow Blouse and Circle Skirt

By on June 24, 2014


This is my second post on We Sew Retro. My first posting was way back in December and I plan to post more often. I used two 1950s patterns: one for a Simplicity circle skirt and the other for a Simplicity blouse with a bow. The circle skirt has a petticoat underneath to make it more fluffy. I made the circle skirt brown with white rickrack on the waistband, as I feel it would be more versatile to wear during all of the seasons. If I left it just plain brown, it would look only best for fall. I usually try to make clothing I can wear for more than just a season per year. The bow blouse is also something I can wear for all seasons. In the winter, I will wear a vintage cardigan with it. Both patterns were relatively easy and I didn’t have any issues with them. The circle skirt did take a long time to hem, as I hem clothing by hand.

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1960s | Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 3774 sun dress

By on December 22, 2013

This is my first posting on We Sew Retro. I have been looking at all of the cool repros for a while and decided to finally post one of my dresses that I made. I only sew with vintage patterns unless I am sewing for other people. I typically sew mod era fashions, but decided to go with an early ’60s pattern because that is when my grandma was a teenager. I know that a sundress is really out of season, especially with the Christmas tree in the background, but I decided to start on a few pieces for spring. I purchased the fabric from Hancock Fabrics on Black Friday. The dress was too loose in the back, so I had to add darts. I also made the Noel mailbag and the stockings in the back of the picture from a ’50s Mccalls pattern.

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