Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My First Sew Along

 I am so excited about my first ever "Sew Along" which is being hosted by the lovely Casey from Elegant Musings. Coming across Casey's blog the beginning of last year changed my life. Seriously. Seeing her and fellow vintage bloggers donning vintage fashion and hair styling opened my eyes.  I have always loved vintage style and have always collected antiques and vintage home goods but had no idea that woman and men actually lived the style.  I immediately became interested in including vintage style into my wardrobe (still working on that) as well as period hair and makeup. Finding vintage bloggers has brought out a part of me that I never knew how to express.  I think the late 30's and early 40's style really suits my shape and face. 

Heer is a picture of the Swing Dress being used for the "Sew Along". A classic 1940's cut. The pattern can be found at Sense and Sensibility Patterns.

Casey, in the beautiful red dress she made with the Swing Dress pattern.
I chose this gorgeous floral fabric by Heather Bailey ( Picnic Bouquet - lagoon) for my "Sew Along" dress.  I LOVE her fabrics. Her fabrics have great prices and right now has some of Heather Bailey's fabrics on sale. I want to use the finished dress for my Easter dress this year and make Amelia a dress in the same fabric.  Yay!


  1. Ooh, I can't wait to see the dress you create. That fabric is pretty. Love the colors. I'm still learning how to sew an apron, so I don't think I'm ready to tackle a dress. Envious of those who are though!

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

  2. I'm excited to start it. I've had a sick little girl so I have had to put the dress on hold. Hope to start next week! yay!