So Texas and I have this love/hate relationship. My curls hate the humidity. The photo above was after about an hour of flea market sleuthing. Bouncy curls now blah. But I had a cute outfit to console me. The patterned jeans are my me-made Patterns By Gertie Butterick 5895 and Butterick 5895, Smart Stripes, link to… Continue reading Day at the Flea Market
The Middy haircut and style. Elizabeth Taylor is the first actress that pops into my head when I think of the middy. Wikipedia has a great photo of her in a red dress with her hair just absolutely FABULOUS. That’s exactly what I wanted. Angled in a “U” shape in the back, light gradual layers… Continue reading How I Do My Middy ‘Do!
Time for my faithful Butterick pattern, Gertie’s 5895. I’ve sewn up a few makes of this pattern, my Butterick 5985, Vintage Playsuit, Butterick 5895, Smart Stripes, My Butterick Cherry Shorts and Fabric Outlet Haul, DIY Vintage Jeans and Me Made 2016 Pledge!, and Butterick B5895 Two Ways. Hmmm, now that I think about it, I… Continue reading Butterick 5895 Jeans, Top and Antique Show Finds!
Just wanted to show my Outfit of the Day yesterday, my Goodwill thrifted 1980’s does 1940’s faux wrap dress! I don’t remember what I paid for it (but I wouldn’t of paid more than $6 I’ll tell you that). It was hanging lifelessly on a hanger a few weeks ago, smooshed between clothes and hidden… Continue reading Quick Shout Out to My Thrift Dress!
There is something about buttons that if matched correctly can totally make an outfit. Case in point, the vintage reproduction Simplicity 1692 pattern. I think that it just begs for novelty, whimsical buttons. The buttons I purchased at a fabric outlet in my post here. They’re perfect for my Hobby Lobby cotton fabric. Dainty white… Continue reading Vintage Simplicity 1692 and Dainty Thrift Finds
So I had to go to Hobby Lobby for fabric stiffener. JUST fabric stiffener. What do I see as I walk to the fabric department? 30%-50% off sale signs. UGH. WHY?! Found the cutest flamingo print calico. Looks like they’re dancing in unison and I know I’ll be rocking a flamingo skirt this summer, lol!… Continue reading My Love for Two Twirly Skirts, Cont….
Please let me know I’m not the only one who has this problem. Maybe it’s not even a “problem” per se, but a blessing and a curse. Have you ever come across a pattern that was so versatile that you could imagine outfit after outfit of possibilities with it? That even though you have other… Continue reading When You Make Multiple Makes of One Pattern