So… I want to make Simplicity 3503. It looks like this: I want to make the lovely halter dress down here in the left hand corner. Only… I don’t want to use knit material as the pattern dictates. Rather, I have this really lovely vintage cotton-blend fabric that has a pattern along one edge (which [...]
After summing up 2011 and realizing how many dresses I made (and how many times they were used…) I decided that 2012 will be a year of more separates. Thus, sewing project no.1 was a blouse. To keep it simple after all my advanced dress sewing for the holidays, I drafted a simple peasant blouse. [...]
I’m back! I haven’t posted since we were on blogger. Katherine’s done some brilliant work migrating us all over here, hasn’t she? Bravo. Finally, now, you can aggregate posts by author. I just looked through all my posts (63! Yowsers!) and the comments and got all overcome with the loveliness of the (We) Sew Retro [...]
Hi Guys I thought you might like to see the picture of the 1940s princess coat in green baby cord…I have just finished it ..yey!! all but the button holes which I am going to have done professionaly at D & M buttons in london. I took the day dress pattern in the picture ( simplicity 2161) as a referance then drafted [...]
Today I finished my longest and most complicated sewing project ever. I got my hands on a lot of amazing fabric and decided it was time to make that dream dress, the Dior New Look dress! I drafted the whole thing from scratch, using my own constructed pattern. Here’s how it came out! I documented [...]
Here’s what I made for my mum and my sis for Christmas! I drafted the dress for mum, and used a late 1950′s pattern for the blouse. More about it and some more pictures and details are on my blog, http://sewewellyn.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-presents-for-mum-and-sis.html Come visit if you like!
Long story short, besides Fraggle Rock, my daughter’s other favourite show is Yo Gabba Gabba! and last night was the Yo Gabba Gabba! concert. I really wanted to make my daughter something theme-ish to wear and originally thought to make one of the dresses like the girls wear in the show for the “My name [...]
scored embroidered, tie-dyed denim at tissus reine in paris about two years ago while on a trip with my mom. she’s actually the one that suggested using it for this pattern, but with the sizing so small and the necessary modifications to the bodice so difficult, i needed to catch up to it, skills-wise. i [...]
Hello Everyone! Here is a dress I recently sewed using a vintage 1960s dress pattern and a lovely damask print by Michael Miller Fabrics. When I first saw this fabric last year, I instantly thought that it looked like the material worn by the von Trapp children! So with a bit of tweaking to the [...]
I recently finished this lined wool pencil skirt, self-drafted from my skirt sloper. More details can be found on my blog.