Tag Archives: retro

Random Sewing: The “Retro Schmetro” Dress

Fabric: Joel Dewbweey aqua herringbone cotton $10 and Robert Kaufman’s Retro Circles in grey $11 Pattern: Simplicity 2211 (minus collar, placket and sleeve ruffles) Year: 2011 Notions: aqua bias tape for the sleeves and hem from stash Time to complete: 8 … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 46: The “Epic of Epic Epicness WIP” Coat

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Winter The Facts Fabric: Green stretch wool from Mood $50 for two and a half yards, lining from stash Pattern: Simplicity 6933 Year: 1966 Notions: 4 covered buttons from stash … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 45: The “Jet Setting” Outfit

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: 1960s The Facts Fabric: Light grey cotton flannel from Vogue Fabrics in Chicago $10 for two and a half yards but I haven’t use it all Pattern: Simplicity 7127 Year: … Continue reading

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I’m a Winner!

Tilly’s One Week, One Pattern event included some giveaways. And I was the lucky recipient of five Simplicity patterns of my choice! How cool is that?! These are the ones I picked. They came in the mail this week. I … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 10: The “Peggy Fan Club” Dress

Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Mad Men The Facts Fabric: Navy worsted wool twill suiting $6 Pattern: Simplicity 6933 Year: 1966 Notions: 16″ zipper $2 Time to complete: ~8 hours (8 episodes of Mad Men … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 6: The “Making A Memory” Outfit

Originally written for, and posted at The Sew Weekly. Theme: Oscars The Facts Fabric: 2.5 yards wool blend from Jo-Anns ~$16, black lining remnant $1, facing fabric pieced from stash $0 Pattern: Butterick 5032 and a modified Stretch & Sew … Continue reading

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