Friday, May 18, 2012

Sewing Through the Decades Illustration for We Sew Retro!

Our family is off on another little trip for a few days (to Boston for my grandmother's 90th birthday party and my husband's 39th birthday), but in the meantime, I did finish up one of the sewing illustration commissions I was working on!

We Sew Retro Facebook Timeline Illustration

It's a timeline cover photo for the We Sew Retro Facebook page. Here's a screenshot of the art in action:

We Sew Retro Facebook Timeline Illustration screenshot in action

I had so much fun working on this (even though it took me ages longer than I estimated), deciding what outfits to dress each of them in (SO hard to choose) and on their hair and makeup. (Can you tell that 1960s seamstress woman is pregnant? I originally was working on a more rainbow-bright color scheme (1970s seamster dude originally had a bright orange plaid jacket) but it looked like a box of crayons so I muted it down.

More details later! Hope you like it!


  1. Wow, this is awesome. Love it!

  2. Hey, if you're back on Tuesday we are having a focus group at Mood and would love it if you could come. We'll make it worth your while. Email me if you might be able to and I'll give you the details. Thanks!

    1. Meg, I'm afraid I don't have your email address? I'm going to be back in town BUT working all day and going to a play in the evening.

  3. It's fantastic Mikhaela! Your illustrations have such verve.

  4. Yesss, I saw this yesterday when they posted it on the Facebook page. I love it so much, the clothes & hairstyles (and sewing machine!!!) are just so perfect!

  5. This is just too cute. Well worth the time, I think!

  6. Well done! Love it... Couldn't tell the lady is pregnant... But I'm looking at a small screen

  7. Really neat, or should I say neato! Each decade is evident in the styles. Great job!

  8. This is so awesome! Well done!!! I just love it!

  9. Thanks everyone for the compliments! I'm glad you like it!

  10. You did such a wonderful job!! I absolutely love it!!


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