Announcement   Sew Retro Fashions produces quality women’s clothing and accessories that are influenced by vintage and retro fashions. My goal is not to reproduce vintage fashions but be inspired by them to create fashions and accessories for today. Accessories are ready to ship unless otherwise noted in the description and clothing items are made to order unles otherwise noted, so please allow 2-4 weeks before shipping. Because clothing items are made to order, some customization is possible (e.g. variations in length, collar, sleeve, etc.). If you have something in mind, convo me and I’ll let you know what I can do!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 16, 2017

Sew Retro Fashions produces quality women’s clothing and accessories that are influenced by vintage and retro fashions. My goal is not to reproduce vintage fashions but be inspired by them to create fashions and accessories for today. Accessories are ready to ship unless otherwise noted in the description and clothing items are made to order unles otherwise noted, so please allow 2-4 weeks before shipping. Because clothing items are made to order, some customization is possible (e.g. variations in length, collar, sleeve, etc.). If you have something in mind, convo me and I’ll let you know what I can do!

Mary Searcy

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About

I think it all started with my great-grandmother’s sewing machine. Growing up, her Singer treadle sewing machine was in what used to be my dad’s room in my grandparent’s house, and we were forbidden from touching it. I thought it was beautiful and mysterious. Once in a while, my grandmother would show us how it worked, and if we were really lucky, she would let us work it ourselves.
My mom also sewed, and my sister and I would take the scraps from her sewing and fashion outfits for our Barbie dolls. As teens, we began sewing our own clothes. When I had children, I sewed for them as well. I could only sew for my son for a few years; boys get picky and just want jeans and sweatshirts, but my daughter loved the outfits I sewed for her from the beginning!
Although she had her own sense of style from the time she was very young, she really developed her own signature style as a teen, and had fun picking out fabrics and styles of clothing for me to make for her. When people asked where she got her clothes and she said her mom made them, they asked if her mom would make clothes for them, and Sew Retro Fashions began! My daughter is now a young woman and is my muse and advisor.
As for my great-grandmother’s sewing machine: it currently sits in my living room waiting for the day I have time to refurbish it and get it working again. The really cool part: the original bill of sale and payment coupons have stayed with it all these years, so not only do I have her machine, I have her signature!

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  • Mary Searcy

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    I have been sewing all my life and enjoy creating unique clothing that is a mix of retro and modern! I also work in a hospital lab, play clarinet and love to take dance and dance-based workout classes.

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Last updated on September 16, 2017
Sew Retro Fashions produces quality women’s clothing and accessories that are influenced by vintage and retro fashions. My goal is not to reproduce vintage fashions but be inspired by them to create fashions and accessories for today. Accessories are ready to ship unless otherwise noted in the description and clothing items are made to order unless otherwise noted, so please allow 2-4 weeks before shipping. Because clothing items are made to order, some customization is possible (e.g. variations in length, collar, sleeve, etc.). If you have something in mind, convo me and I’ll let you know what I can do!

Clothing items are vintage sized and run several sized smaller than current store bought clothing, so please check the size chart below carefully. I currently wear a 4 or 6 in store bought clothing but a 14 or 16 in retro sizes. These sizes should be very close to the size of actual vintage (pre-late 1980’s) sizes.

Vintage Size 6
Bust: 30.5"
Waist: 23"
Hip: 32.5"

Vintage Size 8
Bust: 31.5"
Waist: 24"
Hip: 33.5"

Vintage size 10
Bust: 32.5"
Waist: 25"
Hip: 34.5"

Vintage Size 12
Bust: 34"
Waist: 26.5"
Hip: 36"

Vintage Size 14
Bust: 36"
Waist" 28"
Hip: 38"

Vintage Size 16
Bust: 38"
Waist: 30"
Hip: 40"

Vintage Size 18
Bust: 40"
Waist: 32"
Hip: 42"

Vintage Size 20
Bust: 42"
Waist: 34"
Hip: 44"

Vintage Size 22
Bust: 44"
Waist: 37"
Hip: 46"

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If you have a concern, please convo me and we will determine if a replacement or refund is best for you.
Payment
I accept payment through Etsy.
Shipping
I currently ship worldwide using USPS.