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“Sew Retro is the perfect combination of everything we love about sewing and vintage style! We get the best of both worlds as we travel through the ages making charming projects inspired by our sewing history that are fun, fresh, and stylish!”
—Amy Butler, author of Amy Butler’s In Stitches
“Judi’s retrospective of sewing illustrates one of my favorite quotes, ‘Fashion is evolutionary, not revolutionary.’ Her nostalgic stroll through generations of stitching is both fascinating and inspiring!”
—Betz White, author of Sewing Green
“Sew Retro beautifully combines vintage aesthetics with simple sewing projects, perfect for the crafter, collector, and everyone in between.”
—Amy Karol, author of Bend-the-Rules Sewing
a very fun book, also informative. Includes full size patterns for projects.Published 6 months ago by huntsman
While the history was a fun read, it was basic. The patterns were pretty much uninspiring. I can find similar patterns online for free. And the cover was misleading. Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. Warren
Body of text is incremental in size and extremely light, causing tremendous eye strain. Text accompanying all pattern illustrations throughout the book is even worse. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cecilia
I was hoping for sewing patterns that you couldn't just find on pinterest. This has some very interesting historic information about life in the 40s-60s. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Chris & Lindsey
I enjoyed looking at this book. I have not sewn anything from it, but I love looking at the vintage pictures, and especially of the old sewing machines, as I like to collect those... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Michelle
I am planning on sewing a vintage wardrobe and decided to order this (among other books). I love history and thought that a book about the history of sewing and fun patterns would... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Whitney
The historical references were very interesting, though probably no better than I have read in other sewing and fashion histories. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Charmianne