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Let me preface this by saying that this is my first post to date! I’ve been sewing for a couple of years and this was actually the first dress I ever sewed. When I got engaged, I jokingly considered “just making my own dress” as a way to ease the financial burden that a wedding [...]

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I made this dress for the wedding of friends recently–it’s from a 1956 Butterick pattern. I adjusted the yoke on the waist–the somewhat scalloped, swinging drape look wasn’t exactly what I wanted, so I just straightened it out. The fabric is a light blue silk dupioni that’s been washed and air dried–it created wonderful texture [...]

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I love Chuck’s style from Pushing Daisies. After narrowing her many gorgeous outfits down to the red lace dress, I decided to use vintage patterns Vogue 9810 for the top and Butterick B5708 for the skirt. I had a lot of issues making the top, but generally I’m pleased with it. This was my first [...]

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I was recently invited to submit a piece for the New Orleans Creative Alliance’s annual Bal Des Artistes. This event is comprised of a runway show of local designers and artists and a masked ball. The theme this year was “1920′s French Quarter Bohemian”. Now, I jumped on this train rather late. Just three weeks [...]

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Simplicity 3662 Early 1960’s (Mad Men style!!!) Navy Lace Cocktail party dress with flared skirt and lovely shaped neckline. About this pattern – Do you see on the pattern art where the lovely lady in the lace dress clearly has a strapless under bodice? Well pieces for this under bodice do not exist and they [...]

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Hi Everyone! Not too much to show today, but Suzy over at Suzy Patterns has just revealed her Antoinette Dress. Wow! It’s so neat! I helped test the sizing and here is a quick preview of my version. More to come later….head to Kitty’s Drawings for a bit more rambling if you so choose  

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WeSewRetro is the first blog I read each day, and you all have provided untold amounts of education, support, and delightfully pictured projects. Thank you all!  Now, I’d got to start sewing, and that has brought to mind a bit of a problem I need your help in overcoming. Several years ago I was gifted [...]

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Hello Ladies! This is one of my favorite dresses that I’ve sewn in a long time.  Using the “1910s Tea Gown Pattern” from www.sensibility.com , I changed the sleeve length, altered the overlay, added lace puffing, and sewed on some pleated ribbon trim for a gorgeous gown that is still similar to the original design.  I [...]

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Hello! I recently made Simplicity 6057 from a crazy border print poly from an estate sale! It’s a girl pattern, but it fits me and my lack of boobs. I made view 2 with the full length and long sleeves. It’s pretty “bold” looking and I plan on wearing it to parades when I visit [...]

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