Vintage Sewing

Hi There Everyone!

March 8, 2011

Iā€™m Ashley, a graphic designer by day and obsessive sewist by night. I’ve been sewing garments for a little over a year now, but I’m completely hooked!  I find inspiration in so many things, from vintage sewing patterns, to fabric, to movies, to contemporary fashion.  I’m absolutely convinced that there is no better way to express yourself than with the clothes you wear.  So, what could be more expressive than making your own clothes?  I call my blog refurl, the name came from the idea of recreating (turning a piece of cloth into a dress, in the case of sewing).

Although I’ve acquired quite a collection of vintage patterns, I’ve only made one dress so far.  I call this my Vintage Introduction Dress.  The Pattern is 1970’s Simplicity.  Other than adding the embellishment on the front, I made few alterations (only took it in a bit on the sides).

I’m very excited to be a new member of the Sew Retro Community!  I look forward to meeting you all and sharing in your fabulous projects. šŸ˜‰

  1. I'm pretty sure I just got that pattern in a stack from Goodwill recently. I love it! You did such a great job, I'm gonna have to check that one out again!

  2. Thanks so much to both of you!

    @SewingDragon – You should make one! I may even make a different version for spring. šŸ™‚

  3. Superb color selection. Now a days this color is in demand. It is very simple but very stylish.

  4. Thanks MarieBayArea, I live in those boots! I'm currently trying to wear them as much as possible before the weather gets too warm. šŸ™‚

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