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 [...]