Vintage Sewing

intro and latest project!

August 18, 2010

Hello everyone! I’ve been following the Sew Retro community for ages, and don’t know why it’s taken me so long to join! I really enjoy reading about the variety of projects and ideas that spring up–I’m so glad I can finally jump in the fun.

My name is Casey and I blog at Elegant Musings about sewing, vintage fashion, knitting, and various other creative pursuits. I’ve been interested in vintage fashion since I was a little girl, and my favorite eras encompass the early 1900s through mid 60s, although mid century fashion (40s and 50s) tends to always catch my eye (and ends up what I wear the most of). Sewing with vintage patterns was something that was introduced to me when I was in my teens, and I’ve been collecting and whipping up various things with them ever since!

08.17.10 {a bit of circular sewing}

08.17.10 {a bit of circular sewing}

I’ve been in a bit of a sewing rut the past few weeks, but recently made a quick 50s circle skirt to help get me out of said rut. I think it may have done the trick–I’m excited to sew again! I used instructions from a 1954 sewing booklet and a heavy cotton from Ikea. The pockets I just free-formed and trimmed with a bit of mini-bobble trim I had in the stash. I love how it turned out–I just need a poufier petticoat!

Looking forward to becoming active in this community!

♥ Casey
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