Introduction : Bex

August 18, 2010

Hi there!
My name is Bex – i’ve been a follower of SewRetro for a couple of years (turns out I have joined previously but have been pretty silent). Finally decided to pull my finger out – I procastinate because I have no-one to take photos of me!

Anyway, i’m slowly getting through my vintage sewing pattern collection (I started buying about 7 years ago when prices were reasonable – not like now, yikes). My favourite eras were 1932 – 1956. I’m kinda getting into the early sixties though from watching Mad Men.
Also a massive fan of modern pin-up looks.

Here’s my latest one – 1940’s style highwaisted skirt with attached suspender straps:

Its made from stretch bengaline so I could get a snug fit around the waist without gaping – and my inspiration was this dress from ReVamp.

  1. Hey Carolyn – i'm in Australia, and its readily available at Spotlight and Lincraft? I think you can get it from fabric.com too?

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