Hello, everyone! I’m Amanda from Virginia, USA and I’ve been sewing for about 2 years now. Very excited to be part of Sew Retro since I get so much inspiration here!

I’m an architectural historian so I work in the past on a daily basis ๐Ÿ™‚ I use old photos a lot to help understand when parts of a building were altered, so becoming more knowledgeable about period clothing has helped me date photos by what people are wearing in them. I particularly love classic mid-century styles and dresses, but really want to make more separates this year to create a more versatile wardrobe.

I blog at Sewin’ in the Rain (can you tell by that name that I also love old movies?!). Below are photos of my 1940s “Seabee” Trousers that I made from a Decades of Style pattern.

Thanks, and I look forward to posting here!  ~Amanda D.

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