I finished a UFO that got stuck right after the first fitting, oh, about seven or eight years ago. That calls for celebration, doesn’t it? It’s a fitted suit jacket, aiming for a 40′s silhouette, and it was left unfinished because tailoring is, or was, kind of intimidating; but I really love the fabric, a [...]
I’m not one for sewing basics. I much prefer pretty dresses, but I’ve needed a basic white blouse for quite a few years! I used Du Barry 5909 from the 1940s for my blouse. I decided to leave off the pocket so it would be more versatile. It looks really great with separates including my [...]
I made this dress for the Sew for Victory sew along challenge, hosted by Rochelle from Lucky Lucille. I used a vintage pattern from the 1940s, Simplicity 4036. I had to make a lot of alterations to the pattern (it was two sizes too big and I always have a lot of fit issues anyway), [...]
I crafted this dress (named after my Great Grandmom) with the help of one of my first Patterns From The Past purchases: McCall 4890 circa 1942! I was immediately drawn to the military-esque triangular shape of ’40s tops but was unsure how they would look on my very ’50s hourglass figure. I reeeeeally don’t enjoy [...]
Hi Everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been on We Sew Retro – and it’s not that I haven’t been sewing! Here is a a whole bunch of 40′s separates I’ve made in the past couple of months. A fantastic 10 gore 40′s skirt and THREE blouses! I think the 40′s were one of [...]
Hello! It’s been a while since I blogged here for the last time. But I finally finished something to share here! I made a blouse from Simplicity pattern 3638 view 1. The skirt is a try out. I drafted the pattern myself using Simplicity 4828 as inspiration. I’m not completely satisfied yet, but I still like [...]
Hi All It’s been a while since I posted here. I made this dress just the other week. A few details: Pattern: Simplicity 3835 from the 40′s – early in the decade I think, but can’t be sure. Fabric: Pastel green sheer with white floral flocking – possibly nylon? New Japanese made fabric bought from [...]
A while ago I wrote about the blouses I wanted to make using one basic pattern. This is the 4th blouse I made out of it. Because I don’t have any skirts to match the blouse I decided to sew a skirt as well. I changed quite a lot about the basic blouse pattern. I [...]
Hi Everyone! Here is my first ever tutorial – I thought I’d share here too but it’s over at my BLOG if you want to ask questions (I’ll answer quicker there). The pics are bigger there too since this format is narrower than my blog. Thanks!!
Here I show you my version of this 40′s dress I did for my daughter using Advance 9737 pattern, I mixed the versions, she loved it! and I loved it too! I don’t know why the pictures looks like this.