Overalls

Sewing pants can be tricky but with the price of repro jeans being sky high, I knew I had to give making my own a chance! This was my first time sewing with denim and it went really well! My machine needed a bit of persuasion to get it to sew pretty buttons in denim [...]

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Even though it’s not exactly Spring yet here in Wisconsin, I’m soaking up sun whenever I can find it!  Last weekend my husband was kind enough to snap a few shots of my new Decades of Style 1930s Sweetheart Overalls (using his 1951 Oshkosh Truck as a most appropriate prop).  More details and pics at [...]

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Another Sew For Victory project here! For mine I made something I always seem to be in dire need of: trousers. I used the ever popular Simplicity 3688 repro pattern, which I’ve made once before, but with a twist. I used the bodice of a dress pattern to draft a bib pattern to make them [...]

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How nice to be in Sew Retro’s new home – I haven’t posted on the new site yet, good to be back. A real treat to make these. A sweetheart of a pattern from Decades Of Style pattern company (pattern no: 3008) – the instructions are bold and clear. They took me two days to [...]

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