Jackets

I’ve been sitting on this pattern for quite a while but I finally found the time to make it! I had some red polyester twill lying around, which was intended for another project, but didn’t work out. So I decided to put it to good use. And here it is:   It’s such a lovely, [...]

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Earlier this month I had an occasion that required a witch’s costume.  So I took the glamourous highroad and sewed up a  jacket out of a vintage Halloween novelty print.  It’s one part 1950s (if you base it on the pattern I used and full crinoline skirt), one part Victorian (if you consider the frou-frou [...]

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I first decided to make this pattern in February 2011, can you believe that?! A year and a half ago? Talk about procrastination! The good news is that I am cruising along now and am getting close to finishing it. I want to share with you some photos of where I am currently up to. [...]

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To be honest, all of Grace’s dresses lately have been vintage, and this one is no exception. I found this pattern–Simplicity 1149–last winter and had to have it.  I’ve been on a scallop kick lately, you see, and the idea of a scalloped sundress was appealing.  My copy of this is a size three, and [...]

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I would like to begin my first project sometimes no pocket is. For it I have picked out to myself a wonderful jacket for which I can use up material. a little nervously I am already and also uncertainly what the inside feed concerns, is brighter or dark material better for the construction material him [...]

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This is my most recent project.  Straight out of 1975 a safari style leisure suit.  The pattern is Simplicity 6887, and it’s easily found on Etsy and Ebay.  Was it really popular, or was it a dud.  Who knows?  My goal was to bring it into the present.      I know some people may [...]

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As soon as I heard about the Sew Retro: Starlet Suit Jacket course, from Gretchen Hirsch, on Craftsy, I was in. Gertie (of blog for better sewing fame) designed a retro inspired fitted jacket, and instructional course to go along with it. I used all the couture hand tailoring techniques including, padstitching the lapel and collar, welt [...]

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Lovely images from CMO winter 40-41. Enjoy!

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It has been such a long time without a post on we sew retro. Just a quick overview: A nice jersey’s jacket, from Butterick 3245 A Coco’s top, from Mac Call’s 8092 A refashioned shirt, from Mc Call’s 4894 A very smart skirt, from Butterick 9347 A wool jacket, from Mc Call’s 8418 with a [...]

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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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