Skirts

This is is a circle skirt I recently made, and I have a feeling it will be the first of many more to come. I may even become known as the lady who wears “those” skirts, lol. I really love this skirt, and although I had to take off about six or seven inches and [...]

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  Hello!  I haven’t posted in a good while, but now that summer is, sigh, on its way out… I figured I ought to stop waiting to get “the perfect pictures” and share my summer sewing project. Since I couldn’t find (or afford!) the real deal, I was on a quest to create a 1940s/50s [...]

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My adventures into pattern drafting are not as yet very adventurous but I am learning very slowly but surely. This is my first half-circle skirt. I made it from some cheap poly-crepe as a tester before I went to wool-crepe. But I am more than happy with the result. It hangs really nicely, thanks to [...]

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p-p-p-p-p… I’m all a stutter now! I wasn’t originally going to post this creation on We Sew Retro… I wasn’t sure if it was retro enough, however after posting it on my blog and recieving so many wonderful comments stating how vintage-esque and pin-up the skirt looks I thought, why not! So here you have it, [...]

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Hi everybody ! Today, a little denim skirt with red on it ! With this project I aimed to make myself a second skirt that fits perfectly, such as the vintage flower skirt made last july did. At the same time, I wanted to refashion these kind-of-old trousers of my boyfriend. See more pics and [...]

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hi dolls! My name is Ines and I’m from Lisbon, Portugal. I’m a beauty and vintage fashion blogger (you can check my blog here www.madameturbante.blogspot.com ) More recently I discovered the wonderful world of sewing! Both my grandmothers were seamstresses, and I always have been interested in this kind of art, but I was very [...]

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I took the last week off to have time for another sewing project and decided to tackle this wonderful victorian era inspired steampunk costume, consisting of jacket, skirt and bustle. I bought dark green dupioni silk in Brussels at Maison des Tissus and beige lace at Maison dorée a few weeks ago (I forgot to [...]

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I saw so many gorgeous 30s and 40s suspender skirts popping up here and on numerous blogs in the last few months, I just had to make one for myself. This one is self-drafted (the first thing ever I made without a pattern (-:) and it was such a fast and simple make! I might [...]

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Hi all, My name is Camille, I’m french and after months reading this collective blog, here is my firt post. This is a straight flowered skirt I would like to share today. I bought the fabric from an old women at the garage sale of my neighbourhood. I wouldn’t bet ont it but, from the [...]

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Do you ever get a really crazy idea? About a week before I left for vacation, a friend gave me some old curtains left in their new house by the previous owners. They were a bright sunny yellow and I just knew it would be perfect for a 1950s patio dress. And I decided that [...]

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