All posts tagged retro

Decades of Style ESP Dress Pattern

A Brave New World

It’s a brave new world – one where I tackle pattern grading in wovens! My recent success with pattern grading and modifications on the Lady…

Bombshell construction - back

Red Polka Dot Bombshell

Ladies and gents! (?) ! Today, I am here to prove that even bearing the comedy of errors that was the construction of my Bombshell

Megan Dress Love at First Stitch Logo

Megan Muslin Accomplished

My first woven dress with sleeves! My first invisible zipper! My first go at gathering! And, a wearable muslin! Lots of exclamation points today, folks….

Swiss Dot Floral Fashion Cotton in Ditzy Pink from JoAnn Fabrics

Me Made: May 10 and the Mysterious Pattern

It’s time to wrap up week 2 of Me Made May, with a mysterious pattern and huge congrats to all 2014 graduates (particularly those at…

Mood Fabrics White-Yellow-Gray-Pink Paisley Jersey Knit

It’s About To Get All Nerd-Retro Up In Here

With the¬†official declaration that I am no longer boycotting the color pink (after 30 years or so of shunning it), I’m finding all sorts of…

The Green Dress

The Green Dress

The first dress I ever bought fabric and notions for was this fantastic retro green dress, Simplicity 1609. Gertie had sewn several and they were…

My First Coco - Tilly and the Buttons

My First Coco

Into each life, some knits must fall. Knits, rain. Whatever. I’m actually a fan of rain, so this turn of phrase is one I spin…