Hello Ladies! If any of you have ever watched the “Anne of Green Gables” series, you probably fell in love with the costumes immediately!  I know that was certainly the case in my own life, when watching the breathtaking film launched me into historical costuming many years ago. So as a tribute to the movie [...]


Hello, WeSewRetro! My name is Stephanie and I blog over at star-spangledheart.blogspot.com. I adore 30s, 40s, and 50s fashion but lately I’ve been completely obsessed with Downton Abbey (and am even hosting a sew along!). My first Downton Abbey inspired project has been a replica of Lady Edith’s black floral blouse. It’s self-drafted from Colette [...]


Happy Sunday everyone. This sunday is my last installment of my 1910s black woman’s wigs catalog. Enjoy.


My husbands grandmother passed away a couple of months ago.  Her house was a treasure trove of antiques.  My mother in law bundled up a bunch of beautiful old table runners, doilies, linens, hankies and fabric for me (I blogged about them here – I love vintage textiles), and this was in amongst all of [...]


Hello Ladies! This is one of my favorite dresses that I’ve sewn in a long time.  Using the “1910s Tea Gown Pattern” from www.sensibility.com , I changed the sleeve length, altered the overlay, added lace puffing, and sewed on some pleated ribbon trim for a gorgeous gown that is still similar to the original design.  I [...]


I thought I’d share my recent acquisitions with you all. I know many of you also have an interest in vintage machines and use them regularly. My boyfriend recently started work at the local rubbish tip, and saved these two from being thrown in the scrap metal skip as a surprise for me. Excuse the [...]


This sunday I have black women’s wigs and beauty sundries from the late 1900s. Enjoy!


Hello, everyone!  I’m really excited to be participating in this blog–I’ve been a long time “lurker” but finally decided to take the plunge and actually give a little back.   I got a late start sewing–I didn’t actually start until I was a junior in college and began exploring in the costume shop of my [...]


Hi, I’m blogging since France, and I try to find some free vintage patterns, to sew, but also to share with other dressmaker. I post what I find .. I post what I sew…During my search I often find one of your posts.. So I decided to be one of yours. You can see my [...]


So, I a dance to go to that I needed a dress from the teens.  Last year, I purchased this reproduction of New Idea Pattern 9115: I found some fabric and the sewing commenced.  It took me 2 months to finish due to the hand sewing on of trim.  I estimate it took 28+ hours [...]