This lovely wool challis pleated skirt is my second make from Simplicity 9070 circa 1970. My mother’s friend saw it and exclaimed, “That is a perfect pleated skirt. And I went to Catholic school, so I know what I’m talking about!” To see some more photos you can stop by my blog. Thanks and happy [...]
I’m finally getting somewhere with my everyday wardrobe. I tend to wear a few favourite garments all the time, and having something like two skirts and three tops that I love to death in constant rotation isn’t really ideal. All those favourites are getting worn out, too. I’m on a complete ban on sewing silly [...]
I used retro Simplicity 2154 and Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing to create this classic outfit. I used a beautiful floral charmeuse for the bow blouse. It has a side lapped zipper and a keyhole opening on the back neckline. Gertie’s pencil skirt is made from a cotton sateen. When I was assembling the [...]
This post is going to be short and sweet because the writing sector of my brain isn’t quite cooperating with me at the moment. I have had these 2 vintage bedsheets sitting in my stash for quite a while so I thought today that I would pull them out and get creative with them! The [...]
Hi all and happy Halloween! Here is a circle skirt I made recently to add to my summer wardrobe, They fabric is a hawaiian Rayon/cotton blend, and it’s got lovely airy movement! I was really drawn to the colours and the stormy feel. It’s a little shorter than I wanted, owing to the fact that [...]
Lovely bolt of fabric, unmissable. The Ginger skirt from Colette Patterns is little consumer of fabric. There was not more than to dash. And a little bit of gold and handmade embroidery… More details and pics on Cafekam’s blog. Have a nice week end !
… in my beautiful, my beautiful ballooooooon! Hi! Long time lurker, finally contributing. This is my version of vintage Simplicity 7395 (short skirt) dated 1976, gifted to me (along with numerous other 70s gems) by a very dear friend. I adore how this turned out and who doesn’t love the idea of a hot air [...]
Hello vintage lovers, This is my first post here on We Sew Retro. I have been a big fan of this blog for a while now, and have just finally gotten the motivation to start posting some of the items I have made. I have wanted a super simplistic 1950′s style skirt for fall for [...]
Seriously, I can’t get enough of circle skirts lately. So, I made another one. Same pattern, another vintage-esque print. Oh, and I tried a more vintage styling with it this time. Check out my blog Betsy’s Baby for more info and pictures. Y’all come!