Take a look at what I did with this 80s-tastic ensemble! The pattern is totally awesome but unfortunately this polyester skirt and blouse outfit is huge on me. This is actually part 2 of a two-part remake. I refashioned the skirt into a summer dress using a basic pattern with ties at the shoulders… You [...]
Hi Everyone! I recently made a charmeuse blouse from a McCall’s tween pattern from 1985. I really like the results! For more about the pattern and pictures, visit the blog!
A vintage Laura Ashley rose print camisole inspired this next project. I used this 1980 See & Sew cami & prairie skirt pattern: A few more details & photos on my blog!
Hello all! I just sewed up a quick little romper from 1982. It was fun and easy to do. The pattern was not appropriate for stripes, but I like to live dangerously , and I wasn’t too worried about the matching, as this is a romper for gardening on the farm. If you care to [...]
Hi Sew Retro! My name is Rebecca and I’m new to the Sew Retro team. I’m a 26 year old sewer and crafter, owner of the cutest dog Pearl, and am starting at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to study Fashion Design in a few weeks. I love vintage patterns and have collected [...]
Hi Sew Retro Community! I am back from vacation and have started on a new project which will hopefully produce a beautiful dress and teach me draping and a few couture techniques along the way. I hope to take this fabric: And turn it into this dress: From JustJared.com Without it looking like a terrible 1980s [...]
I made this bath robe for my son using Butterick 6974, a 1980′s pattern. It is so comfy. He loves to snuggle up in it. I used plush fleece sofa throws for the material. It feels very luxurious. You should have seen my floor. This material really sheds when you cut into it. To help [...]