Vintage Sewing

Allie – New Member (:

March 3, 2011

Hi everyone! I’m Allie and a new member to the Sew Retro community. I’m a 19 year old from Dallas, Texas. I have been sewing for quite some years now, but it’s mainly been reconstructing tees and vintage clothes. I just very recently finished a dress using my very first pattern (vintage of course!) and I’m completely obsessed with sewing now! 😀 For a couple of years now I’ve been buying vintage patterns, so now that I’m sewing from patterns, I plan on using every pattern I own and adding more patterns to my collection!

I keep a blog called Through the Alley Vintage, where I post about thrifting, antiquing, my own vintage store updates, life, and recently a whole lot about my sewing endeavors!

This is my very first dress! I used McCall’s 3562 circa 1973.

I can’t wait to get to know all of you and to start posting here!

  1. A friend of mine just got this pattern–I'll have to send her the link!

    That is an awesome print! What a great dress!

    (Commenter #1–You're Alethia? I'm Alethea! Cool!)

  2. @Alethia – Thanks! 😀

    @Little Black Car – Yes! Tell your friend I said it's an extremely easy pattern! I plan on making a few more in different prints and colors (: Oh and thanks! I like picking fabric from the quilters cotton section (:

  3. Nice dress! Love the shape and your version is really nice. I made a dress similar to this, improvised from another pattern envelope, and I love it! It's perfect for summer. You make me want to try and make a short version.

    This is regular cotton? How are the ties made? Bias cut and attached to the whole neckline? I had a hard time with the ribbon I used…

  4. @amelie – Thank you! I used quilter's cotton so yes, the only difference is that the print is one sided so you have to be careful when cutting. Everything was cut on the straight of the grain which is why it was soo easy! I just used the strips the pattern had and sewed them together and attached them to the neckline. It was very easy!

    @Evie – Thanks so much!

  5. You did a great job with this dress and I love your fabric choice. I made this one myself back when it actually came out. It was a great flowy comfortable dress.

    I hope you enjoy yours as much as I did.

    Happy sewing. -cyndi

  6. absolutely beautiful! i also have a pattern with a similar neckline and straps so it was really helpful to hear how you did yours and see how nice it came out!

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