Applique

Let me preface this by saying that this is my first post to date! I’ve been sewing for a couple of years and this was actually the first dress I ever sewed. When I got engaged, I jokingly considered “just making my own dress” as a way to ease the financial burden that a wedding [...]

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Hello, here I am again. I’ve been neglecting my blog and online presence for too long now, but I have been sewing quite a bit, in my defense – and also put myself on a very healthy ban on frantic last-minute sewing of overly ambitious party outfits. My stress levels are down (slightly) and my [...]

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Hello, We Sew Retro-ers!  I just finished a project and I am so happy with how it turned out that I decided to share it here! I made this skirt for a special event held at the Higgins Armory museum in Worcester, MA. I used McCall’s #1851, which has been in my collection for a [...]

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I modified the, you guessed it, laurel for this dress. I used a brocade fabric I brought on sale ages ago for like a dollar a yard. The beading is an appliqué I picked up on ebay, and the headband is just jersey and feathers. I’m going to see the movie tonight, and plan on [...]

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Hello fellow sewers! I just finished sewing up a fun little project that I want to share! I used Simplicity 1093 to make a simple cotton blouse. I chose “style 3″ because I wanted the most basic shape as I planned on adding an appliqué. The blouse was a fairly quick project to sew up, [...]

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I really enjoy making small cocktail hats and other heavily decorated things to wear on my head. It’s the perfect pleasure project, in many ways; I can whip them up quite fast, usually these things come together for specific parties, they generally don’t require a lot of material, there’s very little fitting, lining and other [...]

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This year for my soon to be family I decided to make them each a little something.  In my opinion homemade gifts can be the best option.  I wanted to make something cute with and old school feel to it.  What I ended up making was pears.  Now the funny thing was, when I went [...]

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I saw this vintage dress on FabGabs.com and fell in love. I had to have something similar so set about recreating it.   My pattern is a hodgepodge from other projects- sleeves from a 40′s style evening dress I made for a client, bodice slashed and spread from a slim fitting shirt block and bias [...]

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Hello hello! I have An Idea for a circle skirt, which is probably terribly misguided, but I’m going to do it anyway, which is why I am asking the lovely WeSewRetro community for guidance.   Joann Fabrics has the most adorable teapot-print novelty fabric, which I’ve been dying to make a skirt out of.  Unfortunately, [...]

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French knickers-a.k.a.tap-pants, petti-pants…. whatever you call them I love them, wear them and keep making more. These are my most recent efforts:  As a rule I draft my own patterns and while doing these it occurred to me that there is no reason anyone else couldn’t do it too, to their own measurements. It’s a simple skirt block [...]

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