1950s wedding lace dress

Hi everybody! These last days I have been working on a project that started this summer. A colleague of one of my summer jobs asked me if I could make her a dress for a wedding. She was one of the witness, so there was a lot of pressure! Moreover it was the first « order »…

« Fall for cotton » participation!!

I officially got involved in Tasha and Rochelle « fall for cotton » challenge! (clic!) Here’s my cotton fabric choice, and the pattern, still in 1940s decade 😉 . I didn’t want to use black button, so I hesitate between those two : a red/brown or a white/blue one. Still lookin’ for others…  Arr tough tough life!…

My vintage Rita Hayworth haircut and easy and fast hairstyle!

Hi everyone! Stefanie asked me how did I style my hair on this picture : I can explain my usual hairstyle, which is exactly similar to this one except the curls are looser ;). First, the haircut This is the basis for a good looking vintage hairstyle. Daniela Turudich’s book, « 1940′s Hairstyles », gives complete explanations…

1940s jacket part 2 : muslin time!

Hi! Earlier, I told you about a new jacket pattern I wanted to make. Well I did 🙂 . But first, I made the muslin to see how it fitted. The shoulders were okay, I increased the lenght of the sleeves and added almost 2 cm between the neck and the waist. Luckily, the shoulders…

summery peplum blouse

Hello everybody! Here is one of my latest sewing projects : a 1940s peplum top, made with a cute flowery lightweight cotton fabric. I found it in a fabric store in France, as a coupon of 3 meters for only 12 euros ! With the fabric left I made the inside of my previous retro…

I LOVE BUTTONS!!

I think I am like many sewing ladies (and gentlemen!), I love buttons! I can’t resist those nice little piece of pierced material!!! Here are some of my latest purchases.I LOVE them!! especialy the black « flower » (with littles « bumps ») and the gold and black ones!     The last ones are going to be used…

Just for fun

This is a picture taken by my boyfriend during a funny afternoon, showing a vintage dress I bought in very bad condition for nothing on ebay, and « re made ». Just like in war time, I wanted to remake an old and used dress. Like they said in WWII « save clothing coupons and sew ». It was…

1940s swinging outfit!

Hello! When you want to rock ‘n’ roll, and you are a lady, you NEED  swinging outfits, right? Well, I do 🙂 . When I was looking for 1940s trousers on retro stores, I always got the same problem : the lenght. I am almost 6 feet tall, and each time I ordered a retro…

Next project : 1940s jacket!

I just received a 1940s jacket pattern and I can’t wait to make it. It is the Mc Call 6360. I wanted to make me one especially since I saw the wonderful sew for victory jacket on the By gum, by Golly blog! I will never be able to make such a great job but…

Retro birdie camera bag

Hello! Lately I bought me a new camera I had been dreaming about for a long time. I’ll finally be able to take good pictures in concerts yeeeyyyy! But I had one problem : the bag. When I saw the ones sold in High-tech stores well.. Let’s say I wasn’t very enthousiastic… So I decided…

Mrs Depew’s Birdie beret

For my first post, I would like to talk about a so very cute hat I discovered thanks to Jeanne’s post on we sew retro a few months ago. I fell in love with the color and the bird on the side, so I decided to make one for me too. You can find the…