Chocolate Bonbon 1950s Dress

By on October 26, 2016




On my blog today, I’m sharing about a dress I made earlier this year in a super-fun polka dot pattern.  The pink accents on the brown background reminded me so of chocolate bonbons, I couldn’t help but name the dress as such!!  😉

The dress features a rever-type color, edged with ricrac, and a center front opening.  The sleeves have a slit detail that is edged with ricrac as well.

Hop over to my blog to read more about the details!!  🙂  Have a great week, ladies!

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1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

• 1940s Tropical Print Rayon Dress •

By on April 20, 2016

Today I’m posting about a dress I made for a vacation to the Gulf Coast a couple of months ago. I had some very tropical, vacation-appropriate rayon fabric that I thought would make a perfect 1940s dress!

I used Simplicity 1692 for the basic bodice shape, but altered it by adding darts, and changing the neckline and sleeves. The skirt is from Butterick 6266.

Hop over to my blog to read all about it! Have a lovely day, ladies! 🙂

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• 1950s Peppermint Dot Christmas Dress •

By on December 16, 2015


There’s something so fun about making dresses for particular holidays, especially Christmas!! 🙂 I made this dress last week using some Michael Miller fabric, and I’m definitely in love with it.


The bodice is based off of Simplicity 1459, with a Simplicity 2154 neckline and collar. The skirt is from Simplicity 1250.


All in all, it’s SUCH a fun dress, and I am loving wearing it every single day! 🙂

For more pictures and the full story, hop over to my blog.

Merry Christmas!

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1950s Walkaway Dress….Remade!!

By on November 30, 2015

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Months ago, I posted about my brand-new Butterick Walk-Away Dress with pride. I was SO pleased with it. For about 2 weeks. Well, actually, it was probably more like 1 week. I soon began to see just how impractical the thing actually was, and a few months later vowed to remake it “eventually.”

Eventually finally happened last winter! And I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. There were some bumps in the road along the way, but the end result is a dress that I absolutely love.

Hop over to my blog for the full story! 🙂

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1940s | Blouses | Shirts | Vintage Sewing

Hollywood Belted Blouse

By on March 27, 2015

On a recent trek to the antique store, I found a cache of vintage patterns! One of them was this lovely belted blouse from a 1940s Hollywood Pattern. It is such a lovely style, and the pattern is a cinch to make!

I made the yoke, collar, pocket contrast and belt out of a contrasting fabric. I lined the pocket so as to not have seams visible inside.

The pattern features a yoke that is topstitched onto the front and back bodice. I just love that way of sewing seams!

As cute as this style is, it just does not look very good on me. I’ve never been able to wear belted-blouse styles, and this unfortunately is no exception!

 The good part is, it looks beautiful on my mom! I’m happy to get to see my work on someone else, so I don’t really mind. 🙂

Have you ever made a belted blouse?

For more photos and details, hop over to my blog! Thank you!

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1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

1940s Summer Frock

By on March 25, 2015

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It’s great to be back on We Sew Retro again! I haven’t posted on here in months.

I have fallen deeply in love with 1940s styles, and have been sewing up bunches of them! I made this dress last week, and I just love it. The fabric is lightweight and just perfect for summer!! I used Butterick 5846 (a modern pattern that’s renowned for its vintage flair), and replaced the flared skirt with a gathered style.


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Hop over to my blog for more details!

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