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This is my second version of this 50′s pattern.I really love the shape of the bodice, the naked back, and all these gorgeous hollow pleats! My first version was in a printed cotton and metal buttons. I made it for the wedding of my best friend. (Seen here). I wanted a new version easier to [...]

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Suzy Bishop – the young heroine of the movie Moonlight Kindgom has a pretty enviable set of outfits. The wardrobe was put together by Kasia Walicka Maimone who was interviewed in the Lula Issue 16 (where she talked about working with Wes and making the costumes for the movie) And the whole movie is set in the [...]

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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 [...]

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Hello fellow sewers! I’ve had this dress for a long time, despite its retro look it is not vintage and I didn’t get it at a thrift store. In fact, the department store I purchased it at is now out of business! One day when sorting out my clothes I came across this dress. I liked it but [...]

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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 [...]

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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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