Hello fellow sewers! My boyfriend & I just took a road trip from Northern California to Austin, Texas and along the way we drove thru Arizona. I had never visited Arizona before and was extremely excited to see the saguaro cactus & gorgeous desert landscape! I instantly had the idea to make a cactus skirt [...]


Today over on A Few Threads Loose I posted about a wonderful piece of vintage lingerie from my personal collection. I wanted to share it with all of you over here at We Sew Retro as well because it was just too pretty not to! This 1930′s bra has many hand made details but has [...]


So I finished the dress and I am now able to start new projects here is a little photo of the piece in the exhibition, but I will put up more photo’s on my blog, once the runway show is over. There will be more on my blog soon Lady A


Hello everyone! I’ve just joined sew retro and I thought I’d share my newly-completed circle skirt which I made for Casey’s sew along. I made it with Simplicity 4752 from 1954, in a heavyweight, felt-like wool fabric (I guess a coating?), and embellished it with a retro telephone applique I designed myself. Full details and [...]


I used Simplicity 8682 from 1969 to make this green polyester dress. I significantly hemmed it, tailored it, and added white felt applique arrow designs. I also used white ribbon trim at the bottom of the dress. I like the pop art effect created by using applique to apply everyday objects and symbols to dresses [...]


Well, I did another arrow applique skirt; this time a green corduroy skirt with white felt applique. I messed with the proportions and decided to do a smaller arrow applique and a simpler design. Now I’m wondering if I should have gone more complicated? You can read more about this project and see more pictures [...]


I seem to be on a roll with sewing up skirts lately; but with summer here I just can’t help myself. I finished my first applique project early this week, and have been waiting for the weather to cooperate so I could take it out for a spin. The pattern I used is a 50′s [...]