Skirts

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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Oh my ! How much stress this suite caused me. But in the end it turned out very well! I cut this pattern 5 weeks ago, and other than a break to make another dress, I’ve been stitching little bits of this jacket, making improvements on the fit and fiddling around with “tailoring techniques” (which [...]

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I’ve always wanted a vintage suit but they are hard to find and expensive, so I decided to make one. I had some green wool fabric that I bought second hand which was the perfect weight for a suit. I used McCall’s 8813 for the jacket. I bought the pattern without its envelope so I’m [...]

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I sewed a super sweet early 60s outfit last week, using Simplicity 4912. I used a dupioni silk for the wrap around skirt and a cotton with an Art Noveau pattern by Liberty for the blouse. Both pieces were super easy to sew but I spent a lot of time matching the pattern of the [...]

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I finished this Mccall’s 8077 pattern. I made the dress into a skirt by moving the zipper from the side to the back seam and cut some length off the skirt. I had a few issues with gathering and will really spend the time to do 3 rows of gathering stitches and a hand baste [...]

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About a week ago I had this crazy idea. What if I made another half-circle skirt, but I made it fully reversible? Little did I know that it wouldn’t be as easy as I first thought when it popped into my head, but I made it work, and I think its pretty fab! I ended [...]

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I love playing with fun color combinations! This one makes me feel like a whole pack of brightly colored bubble gum! I just adore circle skirts! When I found this great teal twill, I knew it was going to be one! I’m trying to make more solid basics to wear with printed separates, but I [...]

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Hello! First time contribution after reading for quite a while. This is a skirt I made for my sister. She dresses in skirts every day and is pretty much always 50′s era themed. This skirt has multicolored birds as the main fabric. I’ve made a LOT of these for her so I can do them [...]

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Hello, We Sew Retro-ers!  I just finished a project and I am so happy with how it turned out that I decided to share it here! I made this skirt for a special event held at the Higgins Armory museum in Worcester, MA. I used McCall’s #1851, which has been in my collection for a [...]

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Well I took a few trips to some 2nd hand stores in my area and came up with some fantastic finds this weekend! several vintage and 1 modern pattern that were all 1.00 a piece! they are all complete…one of them is a little wrinkly but they have all instructions and everything included. the top [...]

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