Shirts

I just finished sewing up this fun western shirt for my honey (the handsome model in the photo below) from Simplicity pattern 3054 from 1949. I used dark brown & tan lightweight wool and a plethora of cream colored piping for this project. I also added pearl snaps instead of the buttons which were suggested [...]

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Here it is! My first contribution to WeSewRetro!  I made this little shirt  for my niece and I also entered it in our county fair.  I found the pattern at a church sale for a dime and I got the cute zebra fabric at an estate sale.  The machine embroidery patterns I got free on-line.  I had [...]

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I made this top out of a long silk skirt I picked up at the thrift store for $2. The pattern is Simplicity 4400 from 1958, and the embroidery is from the fantastic Flickr group Hoop Love Vintage Transfers. The top was a little billowy for my tastes, so I added vertical waist darts to [...]

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Well, if you have seen many of the garments I’ve sewn, you may realize that I never actually use a “modern-day” pattern – they are all either Edwardian costumes or 1930-50s dresses.  So at the beginning of 2012 I decided I was going to use a real, all-out, modern pattern that I could actually wear [...]

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I recently made two spring tops using this pattern: I used a neck and armhole facing for the black floral top but decided to make my own bias tape out for the white floral version using the self fabric. Pop by blog  Creative Accomplishments!    

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   Thanks to Katherine for inviting me to post here.  I’m truly flattered, not to mention amazed that anyone pays attention to what happens on my silly little blog.  I’m one of those guys who sews.  The challenge and the sense of accomplishment that I get propels me from project to project.  Plus I get [...]

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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 [...]

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This is one from my Autumn sewing plans that went awry. I made this blouse up very quickly then shoved it in the wardrobe without ever posting about it, an all too common occurence for me! It is made from a 50s Butterick pattern, a classic basic blouse, from a green/black/cream woven striped cotton with [...]

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Pattern Description (Advance 7837): Front-button shirtwaist blouse has deep V-neckline and spread wing collar. Armhole has deep shoulder and is slightly deeper at underarm. Darts at bust and torso. Version 1 has 3/4 length sleeve with soft folds, finished with wide buttoned cuff. Version 2 has short sleeve, also with soft folds and buttoned cuff. [...]

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