Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Swap with Casey!

01.30.12 | two-seam top
I was taken by surprise when Casey from Elegant Musings sweetly emailed me to say she had a few extra patterns she wanted to give out and thought of me. Well, it was funny because I had a few in my stash that needed a good home too, so a swap was born! Soon we decided to not only swap patterns, but also thought it would be fun to post whatever we made from the swap. I guess I was feeling a bit brave as I asked Casey to choose any pattern she wanted and I would sew it up. Within days, three lovely patterns arrived.

 I was giddy when I saw the two seam blouse and remembered she had made it a while back. What a great surprise. I loved her pink rendition with the raspberry skirt shown above. Simplicity 3545 is catching my eye too, as I am thinking it will make a great two piece suit. The third is a Jiffy dress, one that I did choose from the pile of patterns she had, the style would be so easy to wear.  I could use a dress like that for sure. Over the month of June, I will be sewing something from Casey's lovely stash and she will be sewing from mine. Now decision time, which will it be? Thank you Casey for the use of these beautiful patterns! Time to get sewing.  

Have a wonderful vintage day!


Gina                                                                                                                                                        

















                                  
                      

13 comments:

  1. How fun! I can't wait to see what you sew up. These all look like great pieces for a busy mom of boys.

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  2. I am so delighted that you were happy with what I sent--and I can't wait to see what you make up!!! :D I shall be posting about the things you sent me on Friday... That dress is going to be so fun to make (and I can't wait to show you the fabric I have in mind!)!!!

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  3. How lovely! I have no idea how you're going to choose... you'd rock all three. :)

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  4. What a smashing idea...I love this kind of thing! I fell in love with Casey's wrap top the day I saw it and have been on the hunt for that pattern ever since...can't wait to see you make it up!

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  5. I love love love the Jiffy dress. I hope you make it and show it to us when you finish. You'd look great in it. I love reading Casey's blog as well as yours so I enjoyed reading the "crossover" post and look forward to reading hers too.
    Kristy

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  6. I would be thrilled if she contacted at me - she is AWESOME. How exciting.

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  7. How fun.. I know you will make something beautiful for us to see. Happy sewing and I look sooooo forward to seeing what you make.. thanks for sharing.

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  8. How nice! You gals have lots of fun!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  9. Great patterns. I swear I made that one on the right back when it first came out!

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  11. Such a great idea! That 3545 is very striking. I'll look forward to seeing it!

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  12. ohhhh i love your look!!!! pleased to meet you dear! kisssssssssssss from Spain!!!!

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