Dresses

Check out my vintage 1970s maternity dress. Made from Butterick 5572 Check it out here.

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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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  Hi, this is me in a jumper dress I made recently using Simplicity 6555 from 1966. I really like the shaping on the front bodice.  I needed to move the bust darts down slightly on my muslin.  Glad I made one!  I only made a bodice muslin and only half of one at that.  [...]

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It’s summer down here in Australia, so it felt like a good time to make Anne Adams 4705 (circa late 1940s/early 1950).                               My version is made from quilter’s cotton purchased at Spotlight last year, and took about 4m of trim. [...]

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  Hi guys! I’m back. I have Butterick 8321 from the late 50′s. It’s wool, has a nice scarf bow I made, and a belt. It was really easy and I’m pretty proud of it. I went on a mad hunt for vintage buttons and even ordered some that were the wrong size, but ended [...]

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For the holidays, I made a green and red dress. I picked up this wonderful festive green fabric while in Ghana, West Africa, and it has served me well for several projects. I started with a sloper from 1961, and I turned the tight round neckline into a boat neck with a slight scoop. I [...]

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I made the little one and I some Mommy and Me Christmas dresses. The truth is, I started making mine first, and when my little bunny saw it, she wanted one too. Of course, I spent hours embellishing her dress, and then I was hand hemming mine on Christmas Eve eve! All’s well that ends [...]

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It has been quite a long time since I have made a post here. I haven’t been doing a lot a of sewing lately due to a back injury I have been dealing with. The lovely Heapha made a post showing off her vintage inspired Avengers costume, which has inspired me to make a post [...]

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Hello all- So this post is not about something that I have made but about something that I plan on making! I am going to make my prom dress and I am so excited. This is a large project that I am taking on and I was wondering if any of you had advice for [...]

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  Hello All, I’m new to WeSewRetro and relatively new to sewing. I thought I’d share some of the patterns I plan on making in the next few months. There are 2 Butterick patterns and I know at least one of them is a familiar face to all of you. There are also 3 1970s [...]

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