Hello fellow sewists! I recently finished this dress and the sudden drop in temperature here in the bay area means I should get some use out of it soon. I was inspired by this post by Jill of Tea With the Vintage Baroness. The pattern is Screen Star Pattern 865 from the New York Pattern [...]
Hey guys! My latest make is another project which used vintage cotton- I love working with vintage fabrics more than I like working with vintage patterns, couldn’t tell you why, exactly. So, anyway, I found this fabric in my local vintage clothes shop which has a secret room full of old linens, notions and other [...]
A-line dress with raglan sleeves , based on 1967 Simplicity pattern ( n° 7219) I choose the view 2 , without welts and novelty braid trim : the fabric is textured so better for basic shape Remember the fabric found in a yard sales in Champigny Sur Marne : here
Having more genuine vintage fabric than anyone individual should have I have a creative juices overload so seek the expert guidance of you all dear readers of WeSewRetro! A new purchase to my collection, this delicious 1950′s crepe is even better in the ‘flesh’. (Purchased here) Now I do a storm in cushion families BUT [...]
Thank you so very much to you lovelies who commented on my part one of Accidental Field of Poppies in early September post. You I hope will be pleased to hear, the business woman in me prevailed and not the Mother ….DANGIT that really is a first, I feel liberated The poppies have been made [...]
This 1970s Maudella pattern (5800) was a joy to make. The instructions were really straightforward and it took just one (rainy) afternoon to make up. I did cheat with the fastenings, the cross-over straps are supposed to have buttonholes but I’m never made any before so I cheated and used press studs – but if [...]
I used A vintage fabric and always the same pattern ( Burda Young 7680 ) .
I found these 70s caravan’s curtains in a garage sale . I have much hesitated before to buy them because even they were truly vintage and cheap, they remind me the modern geometric pattern “does vintage” i really don’t like . I add few alterations to the Burda Young pattern ( n° 7680) : sleeveless [...]
I sew this dress with a vintage 60s striped knit fabric. I add few alterations to the Burda Young pattern ( n° 7680) : sleeveless , only one piece of fabric for the front and waisted line . .