Today was a good day. Work went well. It wasn’t 110 degrees Fahrenheit outside (only about 81 degrees lol). I remembered to wear panty hose, a must when one wears heels all day in my opinion. And my curl set lasted all day. Was almost tempted to push my luck and buy a lottery ticket!… Continue reading When Your Shoes Just Make Your Day
Who likes giving up? Not this sewer. Nope. A little while back I posted my toile, Vintage Simplicity Toile-YIKES!. The pattern was a circa 1941 Simplicity pattern #3865. It was a slight disaster. Too short, too tight, too uncomfortable. But isn’t that why we create our own wardrobe? To make it fit us exactly how… Continue reading Round 2 Vintage Simplicity Daytime Blouse and Skirt
Last week I finally found a treadle sewing machine. WOOHOO! My mother owns a few treadles, mostly from Singer. I remember sewing on them when I was a teenager, and quickly fell in love. There is something very rhythmic about guiding the peddle up and down, getting just the right timing and getting into the… Continue reading Work In Progress-Treadle Sewing Machine
Part Two of my vintage Simplicity blouse 🙂 I’m not the most patient of sewers. I don’t care for cutting out pattern pieces, marking darts and using tailor tacks, ironing fabric. I love the sewing and creating and wearing! I’m embarrassed to say I do not make a toile (or mock up) of every pattern… Continue reading Vintage Simplicity Toile-YIKES!
I wanted to start by sharing my newest sewing buddy, my dressmaker’s form. Hubby bought it for me after watching me struggle to try on every piece of clothing as I sewed along. I am over the moon happy. Now I can sew more efficiently, which in theory means I can sew more clothes. Yassss….… Continue reading Vintage Simplicity Blouse-Work in Progress