lunedì 28 febbraio 2011

Classmates reunion

Last Saturday I met my classmates from High School for lunch...That was really fun! After 20 years, it was like we had met the day before!!!
I was wearing my self stiched silk blouse...which was a success!!!

Aren't we pretty???

venerdì 18 febbraio 2011 in progress

Hi everyone!
I'm working on two dresses right now: a dark green wool crepes dress (view 1) and a stretch cotton, tiny stripes in blue and white (view 6)!

Two good things about them: first, I can wear a size 14!!! I had only 16...and always hat to resize the bottom part...!
Second, the pattern is just perfect...the dresses fit as a glove!!!
Hopefully I can upload some pics on the week stay tuned!!!

venerdì 11 febbraio 2011

Selling two vintage pieces

Hi there,
I'm selling two items Ladies, they're too small for me...
The first is a light weight coat, from an Italian tailor shop...size S...beautiful...

Then I have this fantastic linen set, blouse and miniskirt....see all the details???

If you're interested, just let me know.

lunedì 7 febbraio 2011


Hi Ladies, I'm so proud to present you my first coat!
Well, it was very time consuming!!!
I must say it was not THAT difficult! The only thing that gave me an hard time was the lining!
The fabric is a 100% wool from Max Mara, and I must say it keeps very warm!
What do you think?
Yesterday it was a great sunny day, as you can see!!

As you can see from the two ladies in the back, everyone here wears black or dark jackets and coats...and vintage is not I was kind of "exotic"!!!!

My kids!

...Kids and Hubby!

lunedì 31 gennaio 2011

Decorated flip flops

In summer 2010 I was asked to create some decorated flip flops for a local kids fashion store called Il Bruco, in Cagliari.

the shop's owner and my flip flops in the window!!

Here's some of the flip flops...

Handmade Jewelry

Hi there!
I just wanted to share with you some of my jewelry creations...
They are in gold and semi-precious stones...hope you like them!

giovedì 27 gennaio 2011

Coat pics

I've just taken some pics on my coat....not finished yet!

Please be gentle with me!!!
Here's another one...
...and the damn bound buttonholes!!!

Hopefully I'll be attaching the lining over the week end!

That's all for now!

Two new patterns

Wow, two posts in a can tell the little one today is sleeping long!!!
Yesterday I received two new vintage patterns I bought on Etsy....


What do you Ladies think?
The first one...dresses for every day...and then a chic one, with matching jacket...
in linen and silk lining...

Italian TV format & Vintage

Hi Ladies,
here in Italy we have a nice TV Format called "Buccia di Banana", which is about women who need to get a re-style.
On the last episode the challenge was finding the perfect outfit wearing only vintage clothes. I wanted to share with you my favourite stylists, I Murr, who are just divine! Take a look at what they did with this woman....

This is a Valentino Couture dress from the 60s....
How cool is it?
Check the coat too, lovely!

..and guess what I've found on Etsy.....

sabato 22 gennaio 2011

Coat update

Hi there! So, my coat is almost done! I have to make three bound buttonholes, apply front facing, lining and do the hem. Unfortunately I can work on it only when the little one sleeps!!!
I went to one of my favorite fabric shops to get the buttons...I've found some vintage ones...very big things!!! Also I've found some great wool crepe, in dark green for € 5,00...a huge cut!!!So I'll make a dress out of it!!!

Have a great week end! Ciao!

mercoledì 19 gennaio 2011

New project

Hi Ladies!
I'm working on my first coat now.
Updates soon...hopefully!!!

domenica 16 gennaio 2011

Advance 8029

Hi ladies!
Here is my second dress from Advance 8029!
Here' the pattern, view 3

I'm happy with it, still I think I'll make a little smaller from the side next time.
I need to improve in sewing the zipper!

I have a problem with the back pleat: as I set in my car the fabric ripped in the upper side of the pleat, you know where the seam is. I was thinking to cover the disaster with a tiny bow...any other suggestions?
How do you enforce that spot?

giovedì 13 gennaio 2011

About myself

Hi there! I'm a follower of Sew Retro for some months now.
I'm an Italian woman, living in Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea.
I love hand-made stuff! Since I always wanted to sew my own clothes, last month I took the courage and bought my first vintage pattern: Simplicity 3522.
I must say it was not that difficult!!!...the problem was that I didn't have a serger! But then my lovely husband fixed an one for me!!
I've starded my own blog, Babajaga, so come and visit!!

mercoledì 12 gennaio 2011

Vintage baby booties

Hi there!!!
I'm working on my second dress at the moment...a jumper dress!
In the meantime, I'd like to share with you some baby booties I made in the last months!
I sold some of them, but still have if you're interested, just drop me a line!!!

lunedì 10 gennaio 2011

My first dress ever: Simplicity 3522

So readers, I'm very proud to present you my first self-stiched dress: a fantastic Simplicity 3522.
I chose a Tasmania 120, in a nice grey...elegant and simple!
What do you think?
I must say that probably as a beginner I should have chosen something easier!!!..but the pattern was fun to make and it turned out pretty!
The bodiece was perfect and I just needed to resize the skirt a little.
I'm planning to make a short sleeve one for Spring...maybe with a nice taffeta...let's see!