Rompers / Playsuits

This post includes a few different projects, all of which started with the same piece of fabric as inspiration. Some of you may remember this dress that I made last summer. The pattern was one of the Butterick re-issues, and the fabric was a birthday present from my mom a few years ago. It was [...]

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I finished the bra top to my 1950′s playsuit. It turns out I was a little premature in posting the shorts, but I honestly didn’t think I would complete the. To recap this was made using Butterick 8197.  As drafted this gave me freakishly pointy Madonna boobs. I had to do a SBA and lower [...]

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  Summer is the perfect time for shorts and these shorts are so fun! (Yes, they are shorts!). I used Wearing History’s Rita pleated shorts pattern.   They are crazy fun to wear and I’m so wishing that I’d made them earlier in the summer!     The pattern is based off of late 30s/early [...]

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I picked up this vintage 1950′s pattern at a local fabric shop and was so excited to have something so old to work with. This was uncut and still in its factory folds when I got my grubby hands all over it. Like a good girl, I traced my pieces and then carefully folded them [...]

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Hello everyone, It’s my first post here at WeSewRetro, though I have been a frequent visitor the past few months. This site is one of the reasons I’ve taken up sewing! As you might see from the pictures below, I’m a beginner. I’ve always liked to sew and create stuff, but lately been uninspired and, more [...]

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  i’d been toying with the idea of purchasing simplicity 1975 for something like months when i decided to do it properly:  draft it myself.  the sizing on the pattern specimen i’d located is so off i’d have ended up re-drafting the thing anyway to get it to fit properly, and i wanted to learn [...]

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  i had a bit of a harrowing drive last weekend, but fortunately was able to complete it in true vintage style. so here is me, travel-weary and travel-stained, clutching on to my reward for surviving the drive: two words:  vanilla.  milkshake.  (if you are wondering what the white stuff on my legs is, it’s [...]

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I’m making matching heirloom dresses for my nieces–one is eight months and the other is three years old.  When those are done, I’ll probably post about them here, because that particular pattern has been in print for about 30 years!  Anyway, the volume of the skirt really needed some poof under it, and a full [...]

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Hello everyone! I wanted to share my most recent project, a little girl’s romper/skort from the late 60′s. I used Simplicity’s 8221 from 1969. The pattern was really easy so I whipped it up in flash! However, I did take a couple days to sew the rick rack trimming; it likes to keep fraying /: [...]

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