So here’s a modern take on a military-esque jacket with a mod twist that I just finished: Back in 2008, I made a group of 5 jacket patterns with my original intent to sell them on Etsy and this was one of the jackets I made almost completely with the exception of buttonholes and sewn [...]
I’ve been working on this early 60s coat for awhile and I finished the hand stitching this weekend. Initially it had a collar but I didn’t have enough fabric to make a full front facing so off came the collar! The fit is similar to the 50s style car coats – it’s shapeless and only [...]
Hi Sew Retro community! I just finished this winter coat from McCall’s 5717 and even though it’s a modern pattern I modified it a bit to give the coat a more classic look. I really love mid-20th century coats that extended down to below the knee to cover dresses, and that’s what I tried to [...]
This is Vogue 9134. It took me about a year to make, with several stops and starts. The fabric, a Dior double wool, is extremely bright and impossible to photograph. I used Sherry’s very informative tutorial on RTW coat making for the most part, and had some help from a Courrège chef d’atelier I met [...]
Perhaps I should have gone the more sensible throw pillow route with this one, but I couldn’t help it. One 54″ wide yard of 1960s vintage home dec cotton makes for a very nice Oriental jacket. More details over at my blog.
Hi, All! See how the printed pattern is placed at angles on the skirt portion of view “2,” giving it kind of a chevron design? I’m curious to know how that was done. I mean, I understand that the print natural is straight, based on how it looks on the top portion, so I’m wondering [...]
This is the coat I have made for my daughter in time for the colder weather. It is made from Butterick 9955, a late 50s/ early 60s pattern, and a thick wool blend tartan fabric. I gave her free choice for the lining, and this is what she went with, a cotton print with flowers [...]
Discovered a thin book from Dover Publications in the library one wet weekend: Fashions of the Thirties, 476 authentic copyright-free illustrations, selected & arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton. (Still available online, also an updated version that includes a CD – such modernization!) The tiny Publisher’s note states the images were taken from the Fashion Review [...]
Here’s my new spring coat! In a dusty pastel pink wool with vintage buttons. Pop by my blog Creative Accomplishments for more pictures!
Hey everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself and share this suit recraft-project. I’ve only recently gotten into sewing/alterations and decided to dive in head first. This was my first real sewing project, but I think it came out great. I inherited the suit from my great-uncle and decided that it would make an awesome [...]