Vintage Sewing


October 13, 2010

Hello Everyone!

My name is Genevieve, I’m a graphic designer/musician and I also love to sew in my spare time. I was taught by my Mum when I was about 14, and have been sewing bits and pieces since then. I just sew for my own enjoyment, although Etsy *does* look very interesting! My favourite era is the 1950’s, closely followed by the more conservative side of the 1960’s, and I use mostly vintage patterns from those eras. I also love using vintage fabrics, and source them both from thrift stores and online. Here’s one I made recently, it’s a 60’s pattern (McCall’s 7974) I made using fabrics from the same era:

I run a sewing discussion group over at Independent Fashion Bloggers (which you’re all welcome to join), and I also post my newest sewing project every weekend on my blog, located at
Looking forward to contributing more to Sew Retro, it’s great seeing so many other seamstresses!

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