Hello everyone!

February 4, 2009
Good evening!

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Casey and my blog is called Noir Girl.

I’ve been following Sew Retro for a while now and am always inspired by the lovely posts. The 1940’s are my favorite time period and vintage clothing tops my list every Christmas. 😉

I’m a college student, so my time for sewing is limited, but I love it dearly. I just finished my most current project: Vogue 2885. There are complete details on my blog, but here’s a photo of the finished product.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your community! Hope to be posting more soon.


  1. FYI: NOIR is the masculine form. In French you add an “E” to make the word feminine. Since you are a GIRL, as per your name, you might want to change it to NOIRE GIRL. (Of course, my suggestion for the change is only if your NOIR is the French word for black; if it a different language, then this does not apply.)

  2. She could (and probably is) referring to film noir. That being the case, the name would imply that she is much like the leading women in said films, often referred to noir girls/women.

    Anyway, I absolutely love that jacket! I think I might need to buy that pattern for myself.

  3. Great job! That seems to be a pretty difficult pattern to make up. My mother has it, but it is too big for her now. However, it is nice to know that it sews up beautifully. Just one suggestion (and I’ve offered this advice to others): make sure you iron your seams, lapels, etc. as you go along and sew your hems in by hand unless you’re using fabric that has a great deal of body and weight to it. Otherwise, you get puckers.
    Job well done!

  4. Hi Casey! This is a great jacket, I have the pattern and have been hesitant in making it, and I think this will be a great inspiration to go and make it.

    Great blog too!


  5. Thanks so much for the compliments guys! Kerriedaway is right, my name is derived from Film Noir, which is my favorite film genre. Thanks redcatbiker for helping me with the spelling. I wondered whether it was correct. I don’t speak French, so I didn’t know what was right. Do you think in the context I’m using noir I should change it?

    Thanks for the ironing and hemming advice Christina!

    You guys are so nice!

  6. Nah, I saw noir and assumed it was the film genre (and those types of fashion), and if I’d of seen the “proper” spelling, I would of gone to a more couture and conceptual tack of sewing, not the retro style.


  7. this blazer is amazing! i wish one day i’ll be able to sew as well as you do!
    about the noir or noire discussion – i do speka some french, but i think it’s more to the point without the e. now i’m off to see your blog!

  8. Isn’t this an awesome jacket!? I have made this myself and love it so! Yours is lovely and has inspired me to knock out another one!

  9. AWESOME is the word alright!

    Hi fellow 40’s lover. Ok, I love the 40’s by way of the reinterpretations of the 70’s but really, its the 40’s. (I haven’t been able to even trace off my 40’s patterns yet (there is no way I could ever cut them) cos I am afraid I’ll hurt them. Silly, I know).
    Also, have I ‘run’ into you over at the fedora lounge?

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