Modern Patterns

  60s dress , red and purple match I used a modern Burda young pattern , 7680 .

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If I could I would dress my boy in vintage baby clothing all the time! There is something unique in vintage pieces or vintage inspired pieces and I love to incorporate vintage style in outfits that I make for my son. Here is a summer romper that I created back in July. The bodice is [...]

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I managed to make a few things to show off before my sewing machine hopped aboard a ship and this Belladone is one of them. I made this almost straight after I had finished my Airelle Blouse because I was on a Deer&Doe kick, and because you know, new patterns are exciting! Especially when they [...]

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I have been reading the Foale and Tuffin biography recently and as an insight to the name of this dress, I have named it after Sally Tuffin. Dress designer of the pair of “two cocky, feisty bolshy, arty, clever-clogs young women” For those of you who might not be familiar with them, Marion Foale and [...]

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I finally finished my playsuit, just in time for the end of summer! I used McCall’s 6331 I actually wanted to make a matching skirt to make it a vintage inspired playsuit ensemble. I switched out the zipper closure in the pattern for bound buttonholes. The blue and white polka dot fabric was super shear [...]

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I really thought this was worth sharing, even though I know the Cambie Dress has been made so many times you all are probably sick of seeing it! This is my first post on We Sew Retro, although I’ve been following it for a while now. I recently started a blog of my own, and [...]

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I love sheath dresses as they are so timeless and classic. I found amazing geometric blue-and-white print and immediately saw a sheath dress! When I found the New Look 6023 pattern I loved the sleek lines and simplicity. I particularly liked the defined waistline. However, as I studied the differences between the look on the [...]

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Hello! This is my first contribution to We Sew Retro.  I’ve been sewing casually since I was a teenager, but only decided that I wanted to get “serious” in the past year or so.  This month I’ve finished two dresses that I like. I made the first from the “Sweetheart Sundress” pattern in Gertie’s book. [...]

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p-p-p-p-p… I’m all a stutter now! I wasn’t originally going to post this creation on We Sew Retro… I wasn’t sure if it was retro enough, however after posting it on my blog and recieving so many wonderful comments stating how vintage-esque and pin-up the skirt looks I thought, why not! So here you have it, [...]

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I picked up this beautiful fabric as my souvenir from MOOD while I was visiting L.A. I was really concerned I was going the fudge up the whole thing once I got to the button holes, but everything went way better than I had expected! I think if I make this dress again I would [...]

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