After listening to the blog world flip out over this trouser pattern, I finally jumped on the bandwagon & made some for myself. You guys – they are TOTALLY deserving of all the fuss! Such a great, simple trouser pattern, with a nearly perfect fit out of the envelope. Consider me in love Mine are [...]


Just recently finished this dress (getting the bulk of it done over Memorial Day weekend), based on the 1970s Simplicity 7011 pattern. The construction was pretty simple, except for the portions where I altered the border print placement. A great summer dress, I think, and I got compliments on it all day! The pattern works [...]


I finally got some sewing done! I had a lousy cold this weekend but I couldn’t waste four days off, right? McCall’s 4866, View A (the blue dress at far left): Which turned out like this! I made some small changes: 1) Took it in one size above the waist. 2) Lowered the sleeve caps [...]


This is the first time I have contributed to this new site and it has been a very long while since the last time I posted on Sew Retro. Anyway,this outfit is a combination of ┬áSimplicity 7260 and Kwik Sew 737 both dating from the 70′s and can be seen on my blog www.themakingsofanurbanrustic.blogspot.com Thanks! [...]