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I’ve had this gorgeous pattern since July and have been looking for the perfect excuse to make it and what better than a Christmas party at work? The scene is set, there will be a brass quintet and nibbles and drinks in the Atrium of our building, now all I need to do is make [...]

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p-p-p-p-p… I’m all a stutter now! I wasn’t originally going to post this creation on We Sew Retro… I wasn’t sure if it was retro enough, however after posting it on my blogĀ and recieving so many wonderful comments stating how vintage-esque and pin-up the skirt looks I thought, why not! So here you have it, [...]

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This week I will be spending my Saturday with one of my sewing friends searching craft stalls and attending an amazing vintage fair in Liverpool. It is apparently going to be bigger and better than ever with a vintage hair and beauty parlour, live vintage music and more stalls than ever before selling clothing accessories [...]

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Recently I joined in the Sew For Victory Sew Along, and although I was a few days late I DID finish! Whew! My pattern was a 1940′s blouse pattern I bought off Etsy. It came to me all the way from the UK, but I had to have it… I fell in love with the [...]

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Stacey from Oregon wrote to me this week asking for some advice and I’m smart enough to know you guys are much smarter than me. Here’s her question: I’m a home sewer and the secretary at my local elementary school would like me to sew her some fabulous 1950s style dresses made out of polished [...]

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  I have been given the fabric above. Believe its 60s or 70s (thanks Mrs Bee for that identification). Now it looks like I have about 2 metres and a bit but it seems quite narrow (I’ll measure it properly tonight). I’d like to make something from the era it came from to wear. Can [...]

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Hi all! I’m hoping someone has a miracle cure today. I found some amazing wool pieces at an estate sale. Each piece is big enough for a coat or jacket. That blue one will be a 1941 Vogue swing coat with big round shawl collar. All the fabric in the pictures was $2. I was [...]

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