How do fellow vintage sewers and crafters, i thought it was time to stop stalking the vintage sewing blogs and actually participate a bit, in a hope that it will make me continue to tackle my ever growing sewing project pile. My sewing skill is beginner/shitty intermediate and have completed a few projects but patterns [...]


I whipped up a little retro hat out of left over cheap green felt.It was surprisingly easy,I used simplicity 3322 style 2.I will be making style 1 and the purse also,got to search the stash for the right fabric.I,ll probably make style one in some red felt today.


Vogue 2444 is one of my recent projects.  And although I was unsure about the silhouette to begin, I am converted!  I love the swing jacket, and the sleeves.  Pure glamour!  And best of all, I have nothing else like it in my closet.  I feel like I have expanded my wardrobe horizons.   Sometimes [...]


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

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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 [...]