NOTE: This post was first published several years ago. A glitch at Google unpublished this information. We have re-posted for the Pattern and styling content. The year of this event was 2020, right before the COVID outbreak.
The Sewing and Stitchery Expo has long been the place to show off your
creative garment finesse, and this year will be no different! Having attended the expo as a vendor since 2012, year after year it's been a pleasure to watch people go from simply reminiscing to boldly embracing the mainstream return to vintage. Have you made the move to retro? If you like to feel beautiful, confident, and love getting compliments, then why hesitate?
Hello, my name is Laura Nash and I am the owner, designer, patternmaker, and instructor at Sew Chic Pattern Company where I design "Modern Patterns with Vintage Style" at SewChicPatterns.com. Today I'm going to help you visualize how easy it is to make the move to retro, and hopefully debunk any arguments you may have against adopting this trend for yourself. So get ready to plan your expo retro wardrobe!
Friday, Feb 28 is "Wear Your Retro to Expo Day!"
|My Expo Team at booth #923/925|
Retro Style, also known as "vintage inspired," is about a return to the clothing styles of the early first half of the 20th century and ranges from totally authentic looks to second hand vintage or new vintage inspired separates that are paired with totally modern elements and accessories.
|Spin Skirt #LN1209|
|Gatsby #LN1923 skirt and pant|
|Phantom Pant and Jacket #LN1106|
Retro need not be form fitting. At first glance, this is the pattern everyone calls my "Lucille Ball" outfit! Envision yourself wearing this stylish silhouette!
|Southern Belle #LN8503 Plus Size|
|Southern Belle #LN8503 Misses Size|
|Noelle Coat #LN1721|