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July 24, 2013

A Very Retro Reconstruction – An Upcoming Project Preview!

By Andrea

As most of you know, I keep myself busy chasing after my two year old, and selling fabric online on my website Sew What? Also, in addition to that, I also do some sewing for other people. It’s usually just things like repairs and alterations, however sometimes something comes along that I can be more creative with, and work in some retro style!

A friend of mine recently asked me to do something with some caftans that she brought back from Mexico.


She really likes the prints, but she is quite tiny, and it’s a lot of fabric for her to be wearing! She also feels a bit like she’s channelling Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company in them!


As you can see, quite big and really square. She really likes a sleeveless shift dress that I made from Simplicity 3559, which is a vintage pattern that Simplicity reissued a few years ago.


I dug through my vintage pattern stash and found this cute 60s Simplicty shift – Simplicity 7010


This pattern will work well (it’s even the right size, yay!) even with the one change that I plan to make – I am going to keep the original neckline, since it works well with the print.


Check back next week to see how the finished dresses turned out!

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2 Responses to A Very Retro Reconstruction – An Upcoming Project Preview!

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    July 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Looks FAB, I can’t wait to see what you do with it and girl – if you lived anywhere near me I’d probably have SO many retro projects for you you’d be wanting to hide from me….and of course I’d go broke in the process! 🙂

    • Andrea Reply

      July 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks, Sara! I am excited to tackle this one, I think they are really going to come out cute! LOL, if I lived closer to you, I think I’d just have to teach you how to sew! 😉

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