Friday, July 13, 2012

The finished Casey swap!

Wow, this has been fun. If you remember from last month's post, Casey and I exchanged patterns by mail and decided to sew them up.  Well, we are all done with our projects and here's what we did. First up, Casey's pretty dress. Don't you just love it!  I think it is fabulous. Perfect for summer. I love the little red buttons and the simple design is so elegant. Great job Casey! And here's mine little number. I went for a sporty theme, using the two piece pattern she sent me. We both agree, that these patterns make up a comfy outfit, which is a win, win for both of us. Here are a few details on mine. I used linen like fabric. I did make one change, the skirt! I tried making the straight skirt from the pattern, but in the end,  just wanted an A line style.  Also I fiddled with the sleeves a bit, I was so tempted to leave 3/4 sleeves, but went for the short style. I am loving this two piece and plan on wearing it to a causal, picnic, style wedding coming up




A big thank you to Casey, you have been much a sweetie! I am truly thankful for the online sewing community and the richness we all share with each other, you guys are priceless! 


Have a wonderful vintage day!


Gina  

24 comments:

  1. Awesome job- both of you! Love the bold red/white patterned fabric.

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  2. Lovely project. You booth did and AMAZING job. I am envious of your talent. x

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  3. Gina, this skirt and top [looks like a dress] and is beautiful.. I love,love it. The fabric is beautiful [my favorite color!!!],
    I also love Casey's dress. So cute.. I love the buttons in the back..So cute..
    What a fun swap out.. Proud you girls had fun.. Happy sewing.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Gina, great job!!! Sam xox

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  5. Ohhh, I love your fabric choice! You did a beautiful job!

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  6. I think it's so funny that we both used linen for our projects! ;) Perfect summer fabric, no? I just adore how your ensemble turned out; even though it's a 50s pattern, the skirt tweak gives it a 40s silhouette, in my opinion. Beautiful!!!

    Thank you too (again! ;) for doing this pattern swap with me! Can't wait to see your version of the blouse...

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  7. You'll be the best dressed at the party, Gina!! So pretty on you and wow you are skinny. Whatever you are doing it's working for you girl.
    Kristy

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  8. Awesome dress! And it looks terrific on you!

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  9. Both outfits are lovely. How fun to see these patterns made up. Your ensemble should be very comfy for an outdoor wedding.

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  10. Both outfits turned out wonderfully! I love the fabric you chose, it's such a bright and happy color!

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  11. Your outfit is just beautiful. I am really loving the peplum effect! You look fantastic, too!

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  12. Hi there - wasn't sure where was best to leave this message but I think your blog is really great and I have nominated you for some awards. here is the link:
    http://hugsandkissesclothing.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/not-one-not-two-but-three-awards-xxx/
    I hope you enjoy them
    Hannah xXx

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  13. Hi
    I've never run into this blog before, (links are fun :-) and was wondering if you'd mind posting some photos of the simplicity 4538 pattern pieces. I'd love to see what they look like, flat. Might be interesting to try it out.
    Please let me know if you do post photos for this.
    Mary in Thailand
    bradandmary@gmail.com

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  14. Hello, hope you are doing well. You have a lovely space here, and have made some beautiful items! Shauna

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  15. I don't know how I missed this post when you guys did the swap?!?! Your version turned out great! Hope you have a wonderful 2013!

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  17. Hi Gina,

    I have not been visiting blogs for some time and also I have not done much sewing, however, your stitching blog is the one I always visit when I have not been visiting stitching blogs for a while.
    Can't help notice you have not been around for a while, I hope you are ok and still making lovely creations, I look forward to seeing you return to blogland soon!

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    1. Oh you are sweet lynn, yes, I would like to sew again. Been so busy with homeschooling this year, that I haven't much time for anything. My sewing machine has been calling for sure. Maybe this summer it will slow down.

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    2. Hi Gina,
      SO proud to hear you are well.. Have worried about you. And missed your wonderful sewing post.
      I do understand being busy, and I know homeschooling has kept you really busy.. Take care and I look forward to when time allows you to sew again..
      Big ole hugs...

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  18. I've checked in a few times and was hoping you were well, too! Glad to hear you are just busy and look forward to seeing what you sew when you get time again!

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  19. Phew, I've been so worried about you too and am delighted that you are just busy! I am looking forward to you posting again. :-)

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  20. I too have been checking in, hoping that you've been sewing and blogging! Totally understandable that you have your hands full with homeschooling, but you've been missed around these parts!

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