Skirts

  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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Just finished this top and skirt, from the above patterns, and added some embroidery from some vintage designs my Nana passed to me. If you’d like to find out more, or advise me on the finish (not sure if the red embroidery on the black skirt lifts it enough…if at all!) please visit my blog [...]

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