1950

This is my first post, but I have been a longtime lurker. This is a 1950 blouse pattern I made out of some turquoise polycotton, if I make it again it will be with something with more drape in it. it went together quite easy, the only adjustment I made was to take half and [...]

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Hey YAWLL! It’s been a long time, well ive actually made something wearable but unfortunately its not for me its for my boyf as a valentines prezzie awww. <3 I used kwik sew 3506 i cut a medium it was massive i took in a couple of inches. the most annoying bit was the facings-i [...]

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Hello Sew Retro Community! 10 weeks ago I had a baby. I have lost most of my weight, but my body just isn’t the same and I barely fit into my vintage clothing. Also, with strictly breastfeeding – my vintage dresses are out since they are side or back zip. What did that mean for [...]

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Vogue 1137 reprint of vintage 1950 dress and coat. I made only the coat and it’s fabulous – swingy and loose without the being frumpy or shapeless. 3/4 length kimono sleeves make it easy to sew too as there are no sleeves to insert and its loose style means there’s no fitting issues either. I [...]

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It took me a bit longer then it should have but I’ve finished my Vintage Vogue dress. Here it is This is the first item of clothing I’ve made on my new dress form and the only thing I fuddled up was the length of the hem. Overall I am happy with how this turned [...]

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I’m half way through this pattern and am just loving it. I hope to finish the whole dress by the weekend, well that’s the plan anyway. What do you think so far? Have you sewed something with buttons down the front? I would love to hear any tips/hints you might have. This is also the [...]

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