i’d been working on this specimen for this week’s “sew weekly” challenge, “reality check.”  what can be more of a wardrobe staple than a black skirt and white top?  but of course i took it in a bit of a weird direction.  otherwise, what was the point?  i had some very specific inspiration on this [...]


  Hello again!  Thank you all for the very warm welcome.   I’ve been working on a bit of a “wearable muslin” for the bodice of a dress pattern I picked up a while ago.  I’m using up remnants from one of my circle skirts, and if the bodice turns out properly I plan on [...]


Hi all!  I have been working on the perfect 1940s-inspired casual blouse pattern for quite a while, and I think I’ve cracked it.     Strong shoulders, convertible collar, and short wide sleeves that you can roll up easily–perfect.  I even found a way to get the yoke to act as a sort of dummy [...]


I’ve been costuming lately so not much on the vintage sewing front but Saturday I snuck in a quick project. This pink skirt was just the solution from my new clothes withdrawal. It’s from Wearing History’s Sailor Playsuit pattern but I removed the button placket and opted for a side zipper because I loved the [...]


It’s been awfully long since I last posted here. Worry not- I see some vintage sewing in the near future! Now I would need all your lovely fellow sewers help. Would anyone happen to know any pattern similar to Marty’s gorgeous yellow top in the carnival scenes of Grease? I haven’t been able to find [...]


This was one of those sewing projects I cut out a couple of months ago, and it’s finally complete!  Wohoo, I used the last of this beautiful fabric, a jersey knit, that my mum gave me.  I’m thinking it’s quite vintage, superb quality and I’ve not seen anything like it before. I wanted to make [...]


Welcome! This is my first blog post! I am so excited to be able to be a part of something as amazing as WeSewRetro. It’s nice to be able to talk sewing and ooh and aww over patterns and fabric with people who also enjoy it instead of boring my brothers and the local ranchers [...]


Hi Everyone! I made this quick and easy rockabilly 50′s shirt. SO easy – no joke – No instructions, no worries – comes together in a couple of hours. Easy to adjust to fit others. And the variations are endless. This one is in a navy floral poly cotton. I also made one for a [...]


I made this 1963 playsuit from Simplicity 5424 for vacation in Disney World. I made view 2 of the pattern. I used a thrifted Asian printed knit with decorative frogs to complete the look. It was so fun to wear! I did make a few changes to it as I was working with a knit. [...]


I finally completed a set of 30 outfits for a parade (patterns spanning 50 years) for a local Kindergarten celebrating their 75th Anniversary. I swear it is taking longer to load them all up on my blog than it was to sew them (and next time I will take someone else along who can take [...]