From undies to mop caps, aren’t we a great diverse group of sewers?! If you’re not too sleepy, stop over at the Willow Homestead for a DIY look at a perfectly flouncy, ridiculously moppy cap to wear over your pins and rollers while you snooze. And if you’re not sleepy now, this tutorial may just [...]
Jade Brandt just popped up on etsy asking for sources for hat patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s, and being a nosy person I went and peeked at her shop. Be still my heart…she makes hats from vintage patterns… In a completely selfish act, I’d like to help her find more hat patterns so [...]
This Sunday I have new 40s hats from the fall/winter Sears Catalog. Enjoy!
Hi! This is my first post at Sew Retro! I’ve been sewing for years, but, am returning after a fairly long break. I am really enjoying checking out what everyone else is working on! I made up this version of Simplicity 4700, a 1940s pattern for a couple of hats and gloves. This is view [...]
This Sunday I have images from Sears winter 1940-1941
Hi Sew Retro! My mom and I found this cute 1960′s head scarf pattern at the flea market today. It was such a good deal that we didn’t even bother to open it up to check for all the pieces and instructions. Well, we should have because the instructions are missing Views A [...]
Hello everybody!! I wanted to share with you my latest project, it´s a dress called “Lavender Dreams” , this dress is part of a triligy that shares the same design of lavender, the dress has a collar hand painted by me and then embroidered to highlight the picture. The other two pieces of this [...]
Hi all, I’m hosting a pattern giveaway on my blog A Few Threads Loose. Stop on by for your chance to win this: Have a great week! Anna
Hi all!I made a new “fireman style” sun hat yesterday using Butterick 3850, a vintage Betsey Johnson accessories pattern from the 70s. I made it in a fun, summery citrus and checks fabric, and I like the way it came out. More about my new hat, strawberry jam, and other pre-summer shenaningans at my blog, [...]
Hi everyone. Here is a sun bonnet I made. I created the pattern from those cool and easy bonnets you see in the flapper magazines Its in linen and lined in cotton. All the progress is on the blog, and more finished images on NVL.