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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lovely images from CMO winter 40-41. Enjoy!
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hey everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself and share this suit recraft-project. I’ve only recently gotten into sewing/alterations and decided to dive in head first. This was my first real sewing project, but I think it came out great. I inherited the suit from my great-uncle and decided that it would make an awesome [...]
A refashioning project- a coat from a curtain. A short cropped jacket which was my first attempt in lining and jacketing! Exciting stuff. Trying for a vintage inspired Chanel look. More info on the old blog.