Today I will be showing you a variation on Burda Shift Dress 09/2012 #107 This variation turns the top into a 50s/60s shell style top with a cross back. You can use Burda 09/2012 #107 or Collette patterns Laurel as your base as we only need the front and part of the back of the pattern. If you have another [...]
I made this blouse using a 1950s vintage pattern, that came free with a copy of Woman’s Day magazine, one of a fabulous collection of 40s/50s patterns I won on Ebay. The designer was Norman Hartnell, Dress designer to the Queen and many other famous and stylish ladies. It is fundamentally a very simple pattern [...]
This was one of those sewing projects I cut out a couple of months ago, and it’s finally complete! Wohoo, I used the last of this beautiful fabric, a jersey knit, that my mum gave me. I’m thinking it’s quite vintage, superb quality and I’ve not seen anything like it before. I wanted to make [...]
Welcome! This is my first blog post! I am so excited to be able to be a part of something as amazing as WeSewRetro. It’s nice to be able to talk sewing and ooh and aww over patterns and fabric with people who also enjoy it instead of boring my brothers and the local ranchers [...]
For those who made suggestions for my top with sweetheart neckline. I made it…although in different fabric to what I originally intended. So it would match my ‘random retro skirt’. I didn’t know if I should add a little bow or a pink button where the gather was…. I also ended up using a [...]
Here’s a bustier/ bra top I made yesterday from Simplicity 3250. I made it from a 50 cent remnant of luxury satin, found in the $1 bin at my favourite fabric store! Very comfortable to wear, it’s a one way stretch satin. I thought I’d be clever and sew the 2 ends together at the [...]
I made this top out of a long silk skirt I picked up at the thrift store for $2. The pattern is Simplicity 4400 from 1958, and the embroidery is from the fantastic Flickr group Hoop Love Vintage Transfers. The top was a little billowy for my tastes, so I added vertical waist darts to [...]
I recently made two spring tops using this pattern: I used a neck and armhole facing for the black floral top but decided to make my own bias tape out for the white floral version using the self fabric. Pop by blog Creative Accomplishments!