I’ve been reading the sew retro blog for a little while now…and thought as I’m sewing my first ever vintage pattern I should take the plunge and sign up.
I love reading everyone’s posts and getting inspiration from the dresses etc. that are posted. I hope my future posts will be as interesting and useful.
I have a blog… well actually I have two but ones dance related…(if you are interested there’s a link to that one on my sewing and craft blog).
I’ve always been ‘retro’ without actually realizing it…its only recently I’ve made a concerted effort to sew my own garments after taking part in a sew along boosted my confidence that I might actually be able to do it. Since my first dress, I’ve sewn 1 blouse, one shirt, 1 skirt..I have quite a few projects vintage inspired of course that I hope to share in the future.
As Jessamyn asked this is the vintage pattern I’m sewing.
Hi, I have been lurking here a while and this is my first post. I have become interested in sewing from vintage patterns after a couple decades of not sewing very much. Inspired by all the talent I’ve seen on We Sew Retro, I recently took a short dressmaking class.
Since I haven’t made much progress on my class project (a dress from a 1970s pattern), I wanted to tackle something quick and easy to feel a sense of accomplishment. I made a bag using Simplicity pattern 9553 from 1971 and fabric from a well-worn jacket made in India in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
Made of hand-block printed and hand-loomed cotton, the jacket was originally sold at the upscale department store Bergdorf Goodman in New York. I bought it at a local thrift shop.
I made a few changes to the pattern and now this is my dream bag — the perfect size, shape, and color.
Although I know this period is later than what I mostly see on this site and my project was very basic, I thought readers who appreciate vintage clothes might enjoy the story of how my bag led me to meet the grand-daughter of the jacket’s original owner. Read more on my blog, Joyatri.
How do fellow vintage sewers and crafters, i thought it was time to stop stalking the vintage sewing blogs and actually participate a bit, in a hope that it will make me continue to tackle my ever growing sewing project pile. My sewing skill is beginner/shitty intermediate and have completed a few projects but patterns can make me feel a tad dyslexic. Im certifiably insane about everything 1940′s and 50′s and am hoping to create a wardrobe around these impecible eras. enough jabbering, here is a snood i made last year with the help of a you tube video :p
Thank you to everyone on wesewretro for inspiring me and making it look so bloody easy that ive given it a go.xoxox