Capes

I made a cape and so far it’s perfect and I love it! I used Vogue 6032 from 1963 and I used a charcoal wool with purple satin lining. It’s fairly warm, except for the no-sleeves bit so it’s perfect for the spring now that it’s starting to warm up. I had a bit of [...]

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This dress is not based on an actual vintage pattern but I still had a very “vintage” look in mind. After I recently found out how much I enjoy to more consciously “design” my sewing projects I decided to approach my next project in a different way, more or less without a fixed pattern and [...]

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  I did my red wool cape based on 1967 McCall’s pattern ( n° 9028) , view B .    

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Hello my fellow vintage sewing enthusiasts! Have you ever had a project that you started and then for some reason put it away for a year?  Well, this vintage capelet is one of mine! This capelet is made from Vogue 2934, a Vintage Vogue reproduction pattern.  I made this  in some vintage black rose embossed velveteen [...]

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I made a capelet for my daughter’s halloween costume… better late than never, hey?! Poison Ivy was a fictional character, enemy of Batman, created by DC Comics. She made her debut appearance in 1966. It was a very quick and easy project, self-drafted using the formula for a circle skirt with the addition of a [...]

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I have been very lax in posting my recent projects here.  One of the reasons is that I have been very busy in the sewing room. The special occasion (and the perfect excuse to make something completely over the top) was the opening gala of a local symphony. I used Butterick 6408 as my pattern. [...]

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Downton Abbey Series 3 has started in the U.K.  Everyone everywhere else will have to wait varying amounts of time before seeing it on local tellies, but hopefully we’ll begin hearing and seeing inspirations from our U.K.-based We Sew Retro colleagues before then.  (hint-hint!) I’ve read that this season’s 1920s fashions will include marcel waves, [...]

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Using cape B  pattern McCall’s 3033 I refashioned a tweed skirt that I picked up second hand into a cape. I did not have enough tweed fabric to complete the entire pattern, so have used an alternate navy fabric for the back. Fastened at the front, with a dollar brooch, picked up from an op [...]

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Today I’ve gotten side tracked by the 1930s because of a lovely piece of rust and cream herringbone wool given to me by a friend that just needed to be made into something 1930s and fabulous. Eva Dress SE30-1399 had been waiting in my pattern stash for just such an opportunity! It goes smashingly with [...]

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Hi everyone! This is my first post here, but I’ve been admiring everyone’s makes for some time. I wanted to share my completed cape from this winter – Simplicity 6651.   Here’s the pattern envelope:     I made this out of a loose-weave wool with a faux fur collar and a poly satin lining. [...]

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