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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I started making this dress a little over a year ago, and put it aside for one reason or another. In an effort to make progress on my UFO pile, I pulled it out about a month ago. I originally cut out the bodice pieces from McCalls 2287 from the ’60s. However, I had to [...]
This dress is the result of Vintage Pattern 8043. I couldn’t find a date on the pattern but I’m thinking it must be 1950s. It is unfortunately only a toile. In fact this is the most effort I have ever put into a toile! I bought the fabric, some cheap shiny synthetic blend, for the [...]
Last Sunday I made this little cape in a pale blue felt mainly to double check a pattern before I cut it in something else but I like how it turned out and will wear it this Spring I expect. Originally conceived to go with a 1930′s style dress it now looks more 1950′s… [...]
Hi all, I’m celebrating the weekend with a giveaway for a pdf copy of this great 1950′s long line bra pattern. Stop on by A Few Threads Loose to enter to win and have a great weekend!