First, some background. Four years ago, right after I got my sewing machine, but before I started really sewing, I attempted to make this dress, the one shown in blue. I did such a horribly sloppy job cutting it, the skirt was all I could save from the pattern. There were literally inches of fabric [...]
This is my wedding gift for my sister-in-law. I used a John Kloss pattern, Butterick 6373 : I will definitely try again this pattern, this time for me. More details here.
I’ve never been a real big fan of off season sewing because I always want to wear my new creations as soon as they are finished, but I’m so ready for summer that I made an exception for this lovely blouse! It’s Butterick 7328 and has two sleeve options-a cap sleeve and a puff sleeve. [...]
(I’ve been admiring everyone’s posts on this site for ages but am only just now getting around to posting myself. Thanks for your beautiful and inspiring craftswomanship!) This is my second time using Butterick 3114, a sixties style shift dress I purchased from oldpatterns.com I was a little unconventional and used shirt weight Pendelton wool. [...]
Hi this is my first post on We Sew Retro and I am very excited to begin sharing my sewing creations. I am one of the Brentwood sisters and love making vintage inspired dresses. I found this dress on Mod Cloth, but really wanted it in red. So, I used two patterns (Butterick 5209 for the [...]
Hi Everyone! I have been a lurker on here for a while and this is my first post. I fell in love with this barbie as soon as she was released and decided to make myself a Christmas dress inspired by her. I used Butterick 5556, a retro pattern from 1955, and altered the [...]
I have my little black dress. The only one in my closet. With a little cardigan for all days. With beautiful shoes for all nights. The model is a Butterick pattern, 6582. And sincerelly, a pleasure to sew !
“You’re the talk of the bridge club in these snappy aprons.” I finally have my sewing groove back! To kick things off here is an apron made from Butterick 6743. According to the Vintage Pattern Wiki, this pattern was sold in 1953. I bought my copy from Etsy last year in factory fold condition. It [...]
This is the second time I have made this shirt for Mr Ooobop!, using Butterick 5007. The last one was quite literally a year ago. I added some contrasting detail this time. Under the collar, the inside collar stand, under side of pocket flaps and inside cuffs. I also added some bias trim on the [...]
This is one of two vintage dresses I’ve made for myself this month (the second is awaiting a belt). I had a pair of vintage spectator pumps, and really needed something to wear with them. This was my first time using a Retro Butterick reprint. You might not be able to tell from the finished [...]