Skirts

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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When I’ve posted on We Sew Retro before, it’s been about things I’ve made using a vintage pattern. Today though, it’s all about a 60s or 70s flower power sheet I came across a while back. It’s been sitting patiently in my stash waiting for the perfect pattern to come along and sweep it off [...]

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