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
So I think this skirt was designed for teenagers. I’m not a teenager. I was in college about 12 years ago. Way past my teen years 🙂 But thank goodness beautiful clothes know no age! From their hairstyles this is probably from the last 40s-early 50s? I fell in love with the outside pockets and… Continue reading Vintage “Hollywood” Skirt Pattern
So today was an interesting day. Awhile back I purchased this lovely silk blend vintage Vera scarf at the Goodwill for only $1.99. LOVE IT. It is in immaculate condition. I did a little internet research and I THINK it’s 1960’s era? Anyone who knows about vintage Vera scarves please correct me if I’m wrong.… Continue reading Vintage Vera AKA My Flight Attendant Ensemble
Vintage sewing patterns, where do I begin? I love them. I like to think that long ago someone saw the pattern (brand new!) and liked it so much they could envision themselves in the outfit promised. The cover art inspired creativity. For the patterns that I find already cut out, I wonder how many outfits… Continue reading Simplicity Weskit Blouse
There is something about the clothes one wears that can transform a mood. I know I do not speak for everyone, but for me when I wear a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt, I’m just blah. I slouch in my chair, I’m not thinking about my hair or if my lipstick needs reapplying. I… Continue reading Hat and Gloves? Why yes!
So let me just say that today was AMAZING. I had the awesome experience in being driven around in a 1948 Dodge Fluid Drive, 3 speed. The owner is a friend of the family, and was gracious enough to take me around in this beauty. The owner’s grandfather bought it brand new in 1948 and… Continue reading A Summer Drive, 1940’s Style
Does anyone remember as a child having a teepee tent? Endless hours of make believe and stealthily hiding from your parents at bedtime. My last trip to Hobby Lobby (I always use the 40% off coupon) I purchased three yards of the cutest teepee printed cotton. I saw it and immediately said, “SKIRT!” I used… Continue reading Teepee Skirt and Antique Store Jewelry Haul