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  50′s Retro styled wiggle dress , V back neck, based on Burda Style 7178 I use a thick linen fabric . The  diamond pattern makes me choose the  simplest design , model C : sleeveless , without collar .            

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This year for Halloween, I’m hoping to make a 1920s flapper-style dress, preferably something I can wear again.  I’ve been looking around for inexpensive pattern options, and stumbled across Mrs. Depew’s patterns on Etsy.  After doing a search for pattern reviews, I only found reviews for her lingerie, bras, and bathing suits.  Has anyone made [...]

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I have developed a passion for polka dots and it is all down to this dress: Do you ever have times where things just come together perfectly when sewing? When you haven’t done anything differently, but things just seem to… well…work! Well I appear to be having one of those times in life where exactly [...]

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Hello! I stalk this site every day, so I thought it was only proper for me to stop stalking and start talking! I adore everything vintage and I recently began sewing clothes for me and my two young daughters. For myself, I started with a very simple a-line-ish skirt from a New Look pattern. I’ve [...]

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Hi, everyone! I’ve been admiring your work for some time now and decided it was time to join. I have a question. I bought a great pattern but the instruction sheet is in terrible shape – it’s falling apart and leaves little bits behind when I unfold it. What is the best way to preserve [...]

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I’m not one for sewing basics. I much prefer pretty dresses, but I’ve needed a basic white blouse for quite a few years! I used Du Barry 5909 from the 1940s for my blouse. I decided to leave off the pocket so it would be more versatile. It looks really great with separates including my [...]

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Life in the midwest comes with some crazy weather. It teases us with spring and then brings us soundly back to winter. This year, instead of staring longingly at my spring dresses, I whipped up one last winter dress at the end of the season. This is Simplicity 2851 made from red corduroy with a [...]

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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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I’ve been drooling over Mrs. Depew’s “Sexy Ladies” patterns for a while now, and when my last store-bought bra finally met its demise just in time for “Black Friday”, I knew it was a sign to pick up Mrs. Depew’s 1940′s French Bra Pattern #2014 during her after Thanksgiving sale.    From the moment I [...]

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I hope all of you in the States had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! I did! Now, I’m not too excited about Christmas stuff out and about around Halloween, but I do start to get in the mood around Thanksgiving and I did rock a Christmas vibe this year for turkey day! I used Butterick 8078 [...]

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