Dresses | Introduction | Vintage Sewing


February 23, 2014
Hello WeSewRetro,

I posted once, years ago but have recently found the motivation to post some finished garments. I finished a Diploma in Fashion Technology last year and am now studying costume which is very exciting! I make my own patterns unless I state otherwise and every now and then I delve into my collection of vintage patterns. I’ve been very busy sewing the past few months and here are some of my more retro/vintage garments.

Pink Seersucker Dress
Day of the Dead Crop Top with Black Full Skirt (Alexander Henry Fabric)
A-line Lobster Dress with Matching Belt
Blue Floral Border Print Dress with my 1964 VW Beetle
Senorita Dress (Alexander Henry Fabric) with my 1964 VW Beetle

I’m slowly working towards my wardrobe being a majority of handmade or second hand clothes. I post my sewing and op shop finds on my Instagram: “sharpscissors” http://instagram.com/sharpscissors and would love to see other fellow retro sewers and vintage lovers there!

    1. Hi Lolita Haze, thank you!
      I am somewhat tall (176cm) but I also hem to my preference. I find knee length to be more flattering on me and also I wear my dresses as everyday clothing.
      I’ll probably have longer hems in my winter clothes when I start sewing those 🙂

  1. Really cute! My uncle had a ’64 Beetle that he bought new in Germany and brought back to the states. Drove it until a few years ago after hitting the 1 million mile mark on it.

  2. These are all so lovely…my favorites are the Day of the Dead top and the Senorita dress. I love your choice of pattern placement for those, too. And your red shoes are perfection!

  3. Hi, I love your senorita dress. Do you have a tutorial that you use or have made? I’d love to be able to make one for myself..

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