For my first post on We Sew Retro I picked Gertie’s new Butterick pattern. I’m a such a sucker for vintage styles! The dress was really easy to make and didn’t take too long – I made it in one short weekend! I used a stretch sateen on both the dress and contrast. This pattern [...]
Hello lovely fellow sewers, Some of you may or may not remember me but I am the year 12 student who was making the vintage Vogue lavender hemp and organic cotton day dress, with felt pillbox hat and embroidered vintage gloves for my Textiles and Design major work? Any ways, a few months ago I [...]
I couldn’t resist making another dress from this pattern. I love the fit and the practical style. It’s just such an easy dress to wear. This time I used a 100% cotton with a woven floral stripe pattern. I had to do a bit of careful cutting to make sure the pattern didn’t look awkward [...]
After taking my time to make this, I have finaly finished my Barbara Hulanicki inspired dress I actually finished this last weekend, but never got to take photos! Cheeky me, but finally this lovely lady is complete and I love it! Its soft and feminine and even if it’s really more 70s than 60s, I must argue [...]
This 1970s Maudella pattern (5800) was a joy to make. The instructions were really straightforward and it took just one (rainy) afternoon to make up. I did cheat with the fastenings, the cross-over straps are supposed to have buttonholes but I’m never made any before so I cheated and used press studs – but if [...]
I did my dress based on 1969 Simplicity pattern (n° 8591 ) . It turned into a nightmare ! The 34″ bust seemed to be a 42″ so I had to revise almost entirely the pattern . I fought the sleeves and the fabric i choose was rough even after several cleanings !
I used A vintage fabric and always the same pattern ( Burda Young 7680 ) .
this is my second colette’s dress, and I’m so happy. A challenge with another french seamstress Cafekam We were twins for a little moment… My version is the Little Black Dress I think now, it’s my favorite one ! and my baby boston thinks it too !
Way back in May I made Vogue 8728, a 40′s reproduction knit dress, and it was pretty safe to say that I luuurved this dress. Comfy, cute and easy to wash and wear. So, I made 2 more (this version and a beautiful green wool knit version, post to come) and bought fabric for a [...]