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Casey Maura  wife + mamaΒ  vintage lover tea addict seamstress + knitter + newbie spinner πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ in πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ πŸŽ€ caseymauraxo: GmailΒ  πŸŽ€ caseymaura: Ravelry | YT

And #ootd : wearing a 1940s peasant blouse I bought from @wildfellhall years ago, thrifted 1980s skirt (it has a matching, 40s-esque jacket, but I didn't bring it!), my favorite gold Bass sandals and a vintage "V" pin. 😍 #vintage #vintagestyle #retro #1940s

Good hair day worth documenting. πŸ˜‚πŸ’•πŸ˜˜ #vintage #vintagestyle #retro #1940s #1940shair #vintagehair

Found a whole stack of Le Petit Echo de la Mode from 1952/53 yesterday! Loads of pretty fashion inspiration. πŸ’• #vintage #retro #1950s #vintagestyle #vintagefashion #lepetitechodelamode

Bucket list goal crossed off today: visiting the landing beaches in Normandy. First photo: temporary port constructed by the Allied landing forces at Arromanches les Bains (the photo is looking towards one of the boats sunk in 1944) // a Free French operated Sherman tank // in front of one of the gun emplacements that made up the Atlantic wall defenses at Longues sur Mer // one of the remaining bunkers at Longues sur Mer. The history nerd in me has long wanted to see these places! We also visited Omaha Beach, paid our respects at the American cemetery and stopped in the Bayeux--but the photos have to wait until I get home and can take them off my camera! #normandybeach #dday

Bonjour! Spent the day touring the WWI battlefields around Verdun sur Muese, and wasn't prepared for how deeply seeing this would affect me. πŸ’” This face is after hours of walking through dank, half collapsed fortresses and hiking through century-old trenches and shell craters. It's so terribly depressing and horrifying. And yet, there is an intense beauty to the way nature has reclaimed the war torn fields. Feeling very grateful I've gotten to see this... ✨swipe for more ✨

#vpjuly day twelve // NOTIONS - I absolutely love collecting vintage notions (and using them here and there)! The packaging is always so fun. πŸ’• These are some vintage hooks and eyes/bars--probably the most used notion in my sewing room! (Hooks and eyes seem to be a popular closure method in earlier sewing patterns.) @beyond_measure_uk #vintage #sewing #sewistsofinstagram #vintagesewing #sewingnotions #vintageephemera

#vpjuly day ten // COLOUR (@sewoveritlondon ) - glorious, glorious color! πŸŒˆπŸ’• I admit: my palette has toned down a bit since we moved to Germany--I wear a lot more black than I used to. But underneath, I still love bright, bold colors. These shorts are probably the boldest things I've made color-wise in a long time! Pattern is @wearinghistory Smooth Sailing trousers cut to the shorts option, and fabric is a poly crepe I bought in London a couple autumns ago. There is enough left for some 30s style trousers--and it's going to happen!!! πŸ˜„#sewing #vintage #retro #vintagestyle #vintagesewing #wearinghistory #smoothsailingpattern #smoothsailingshorts #1940s #1930s #memade #handmade #diy

#vpjuly day nine // FILMSPIRATION - I waffled a lot over this post--movies are by far one of my biggest inspirations. But I thought I'd pull out not the most fantastical sort of big screen costumes that make my heart stop, but a style I first saw as a teen and has stuck with me (and been imitated in my wardrobe countless times) and is extremely wearable. 😊 Lauren Bacall's style has always been an inspiration to me, but her classic button up blouse, full skirt (with pockets, of course), and espadrilles she wore in "Key Largo" (1948) is a favorite! I'd pretty much live in this look everyday if I had enough button up blouses. πŸ˜‚ πŸ’• #vintage #retro #classichollywood #vintagestyle

#vpjuly day eight // DETAILS (@stoffstil ) - there is no one category of details that stand out in my past projects. Perhaps, it's more that I like to add special touches to projects that make the details jump out! That's the beauty of a me-made wardrobe: you can tailor the embellishment and tiny bits and pieces just as much as the fit! ✨ SWIPE FOR ALL ✨ Bee 🐝 circle skirt I embroidered by hand // scalloped edge I added to the hem of a dress lining // scalloped pockets I drafted to match a skirt waistband's upper edge curve // a belt to match one of my many @s_and_s_patterns swing dresses // a scalloped collar I drafted to add to a simple tank pattern #sewistsofinstagram #vintage #vintagestyle #vintagesewing #sewing

#vpjuly day seven // KNITSPIRATION (@girlcharleeuk ) - I love knitting using vintage patterns! πŸ’• I think because like their sewing pattern counterpart, they offer a certain challenge I enjoy. This is one of my favorite vintage sweater knits, and one of the last I made years ago (trying to change my hiatus from vintage knitting with my current wip!). It's the "it cannot fail to please" pattern from the original A Stitch in Time edition (1970s)--it was a facsimile of the original 1930s pattern. The gauge ended up being slightly wonky--but still wearable! My list of dream vintage knits is so, so long... Need more knitting time in my week! #vintage #knitting #vintageknitting

#vpjuly day six // TOOLS - this is probably one of my lesser-used tools, but one that comes in quite handy when I want to do bound buttonholes. I used to find these vintage buttonhole jigs quite frequently in the thrift shops when we lived in Florida! πŸ˜‰ #sewersofinstagram #sewing #vintage #vintagesewing #sewingtools

#vpjuly day five // FABRIC (@sewessentialuk ) - This fabric isn't vintage, but it struck me as perfect for a 40s blouse--the v's look like "v for victory" type designs that were so popular during the early 40s, and the poppies are for remembrance. I bought this at a shop on Goldhawk Road in London with @tuppencehapenny ! πŸ˜„ Still haven't made it into my dream blouse--maybe soon? #vintagestyle #retro #vintagesewing #vintage #1940s #vintagepatterns #40s #sewing #sewistsofinstagram

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