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Hi there!
I’m so excited to join Sew Retro! My name is Lauren and my blog is Wearing History.
I love to sew pretty much anything vintage or historical… from the 18th century to the 1950s, but the bulk of my sewing is from the 1930s to the 1950s. I’m very excited to post among so many talented seamstresses and contribute to this blog!
Since I can’t really think of anything else to say about myself I’ll just post a few pictures of a dress I finished up this weekend:

I made this dress from Eva Dress’ 1932 Tea or Street Frock from green rayon crepe and I used a vintage 1930s deco print fabric for my collar accent.  I had been holding onto this fabric for years waiting for just the perfect project to come along and inspire me, and this was the one!  This was a really fun pattern to sew for me. I loved the piecing and the drape and the lapped seams. Fun!  And I loved sewing with these fabrics, too 🙂  For more on this project feel free to visit my blog about it.
Thanks again for letting me join the team of posters here!

About the author: I love historical and vintage fashion and love creating clothing from the past. When I’m not sewing for myself I love to be creative in other ways, watch old movies, and spend time with my husband our two kitties.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • JeanieB March 3, 2011, 1:40 pm

    OOoh! This is a stunning dress – isn't it great when we get to use special fabrics we've been holding onto.

  • Garnet March 3, 2011, 3:04 pm

    Ooh. This dress is simply stunning, as JeanieB said before me. There is not other word for it!


  • Lauren March 4, 2011, 10:56 am

    Thank you so much!
    Jeanie B, I also loving using fabrics I've been holding onto in the stash. It's so satisfying when we finally find the perfect project match.

  • frifris March 5, 2011, 7:18 am

    Oh, this is just a georgeous dress!! Love the collar and the drape – perfect fabrics for this pattern, and it is so flattering…
    You'd never find this in a store 🙂


  • ilista March 5, 2011, 3:02 pm

    so great! I adore this dress and it's a fabulous pairing with the hat! Well done, you!

  • RheLynn March 5, 2011, 8:27 pm

    It is really excellent – all the colors work so well together, as well – the dress and the hat included. It even drew the eye of the non-sewer in the room (here with me) to come take a look and marvel at it.

  • MarieBayArea March 12, 2011, 1:22 pm

    thanks for bringing 1930's fashions to this blog! your dress is very lovely.

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