Hi Sew Retro friends! My name is Jessie, I blog over at Some Things I Have Made, and I draft all my own patterns. It’s a pain in the ass, but I’m dedicated (and cheap). I’ve been wanting a back-button blouse for ages–I blame Gertie–but I knew I wanted it in wool jersey, and my [...]
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 [...]
I recently finished drafting these cigarette pants. More information can be found on my blog.
OMG! My first pair of pants are done! I couldn’t wait to take a real picture so here is a sneak peek until tomorrow gives me some daylight. I LOVED this pattern. The fit was amazing and I’m a hard person to fit. I used a super drapey semi-stretch mystery clearance fabric from JoAnne. It’s [...]
Just wanted to share my latest vintage knit with you, made using reclaimed pure angora from a sweater my mum made years ago, paired with some very “vintage-y” trousers from Burda magazine 4/2011… The sweater pattern is from “A stitch in time – volume 1″, a very beautiful knitting book. The trousers were made with [...]
The pattern isn’t vintage, but the look and style of these sailor trousers definitely is. Oh yes, and so are the buttons! I’m really happy with the drapey 1940′s feel of them and they’re SO comfortable to wear. To read more about the construction process and see more pics, please hop over to my blog [...]
I’m back from a trip to Central America and am finally back to sewing. I’ve got a pair of 1930s inspired pants in the works. It has been a relatively ill-fated project, but they’re turning out quite nicely all in all. Hopefully I’ll have them finished in the next day or two! More about the [...]
I just finished these 1933 pants today. I’m really in love with them! More pictures and information on my blog.
As I held my breath I ventured into pants-drafting land a while back and came out on the other end wearing this: More pictures on my blog Creative Accomplishments.
I finished these Wearing History trousers last week in black wool and have only had a chance to properly photograph them over the weekend. This is a modern pattern but inspired by 1930s design, so I hope it counts as sewing something retro. More details can be found on my blog.