I just finished up this little wrap top from a pattern from 1946.  I used Simplicity 1867, a vintage pattern, and used view 5. I just barely got this pattern cut out from my fabrics- it was meant to be from one fabric and a trim originally, but a little creative cutting (aka “cheating”), and [...]


I just finished up my first vintage sewing project of the year I made this dress using a pattern from 1938, Hollywood 1558.  I made this using a new lightweight cotton print with white cotton pique collar and cuffs, and vintage buttons and buckle.  This pattern was really clever in that it was designed for [...]


Hello! I wanted to share my latest finished project.  I just made up this jerkin from mustard colored corduroy with deep forest green accents.  I just barely had enough of the mustard fabric to squeak this out!  The body of the pattern is from Simplicity 3742 (from 1941) but since my pattern was missing a [...]

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Hello!  Wanted to pop in and share my latest project Autumn has me dreaming of pretty 1950s frocks a la Funny Face, but first I thought I needed to address proper foundations to help the silhouette.  Since my last petticoat met an unfortunate demise at the paws of our two felines, it was time to [...]


I just finished up this dress to wear to the County Fair last week!  I made it from a rayon/linen blend with fabric colors inspired by the 1939 World’s Fair.  More about this project on my blog here.


Hi there!I just finished up this play suit from a vintage McCall pattern from 1940.  More info here on my blog.


Hi there!I’m so excited to join Sew Retro! My name is Lauren and my blog is Wearing History.I love to sew pretty much anything vintage or historical… from the 18th century to the 1950s, but the bulk of my sewing is from the 1930s to the 1950s. I’m very excited to post among so many [...]