Hello. This is my first post. I’ve really enjoyed watching all of your projects and it was high time I got in on the fun myself!
This is a dress I finished a few months ago. Its only a humble house dress but made up in a lightweight cotton voile I think its pretty darn glamorous. When I wear it I feel like Ginger Rogers.
I used the Vintage Pattern Lending Library’s Ladies Hooverette Day Dress from the early to mid 1930′s. Aside from the 5+ yards of hemming that I did by hand, the pattern was a cinch to sew and I will be making it again. The lines are so simple that I even think it would be dreamy made up in a chiffon for evening. Then I could really channel Ginger!
Oh, and look, here I am doing my best twirl a la Ginger!
I’ve got lots of recent finished projects I look forward to posting here, so i’ll be seeing you soon!
This is my first post, so I’ll take a minute to introduce myself. I’m Allie, I’m a library science student and former archaeologist, and my decades of choice are the 1950s and 60s. I blog over at missalliemass.blogspot.com.
My current project is perfecting a few go-to patterns: a fitted shift, a fit-and-flare dress, and a loose shift, which you can see the second incarnation of today!
It is a modern pattern (New Look 6145 in its most basic version) inspired by a dress worn by Cynthia on Mad Men and pinned here. I really like my version (yellow’s not my color) but there are still some fitting issues I am working on, namely a swayback alteration and too much fabric in the front.
For more, visit my blog!
Thanks, and hello again!
Hi this is my first post on We Sew Retro and I am very excited to begin sharing my sewing creations. I am one of the Brentwood sisters and love making vintage inspired dresses. I found this dress on Mod Cloth, but really wanted it in red. So, I used two patterns (Butterick 5209 for the skirt and McCall’s 9279 View C for the bodice ) to create a similar look. To find out more about the dress and patterns here’s a link to the original post.