Hats

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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This Sunday I have new 40s hats from the fall/winter Sears Catalog. Enjoy!

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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   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 [...]

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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

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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, [...]

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