Dresses

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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Today I thought I’d show you my latest dress that I made using my favourite 60s Style pattern (2132). I drafted the pattern for the collar and cuffs myself. The dress itself went together quite quickly although I did have problems with the sleeves (I hate sewing sleeves). The pattern I used is a junior one [...]

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I just wanted to share with you all what a little vintage flare can do for costuming. Last Easter some friends and I dressed up as the avengers for a role playing convention. But with a sweet vintage twist. By using a vintage 1950′s reprint (Butterick 5603) pattern we created our favourite superhero’s super classy. [...]

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As most of you already know, one of the greatest satisfactions of sewing your own clothes is having a fabulous occasion for which to wear them!  Such an occasion was this past New Year’s Eve, when Wild Kat hosted a glittering Prohibition Party.  We even convinced our men to dress the part!   Wild Kat [...]

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This is my third version of Vogue 8728. It is not however, my first make of 2014. In fact, I made it last year around September just before we left Sydney, and never got around to photographing it. I won’t go into any construction details because I did all that when I blogged about my [...]

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I bought this vintage 1950s pattern a online and I bought the fabric from a thrift store for on $2, the fabric is not vintage. I love the beautiful colours of this fabric and how light the fabric is which is perfect for an Australian summer. The pattern is also perfect for summer, especially with [...]

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Today I have my latest sewing project to show you!

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Glitz, glamour and silly headpieces, that’s what! My home town Stockholm, Sweden, is blessed with a great burlesque club, Fräulein Frauke Presents, housed in one of the city’s classic dance palaces with quite the bad reputation back in the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Their annual New Year’s masquerade is the perfect  opportunity to break your [...]

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Firstly a frankenpattern is a PR (pattern review) term for getting several patterns and taking elements you then combine to make your own unique item. In this case it was butterick 5556 and lisette 2246. I made my usual adjustments to the bodice. Adding a little to the side seams usually doesn the trick. And [...]

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