Finished! Edwardian Walking Skirt.

Like most of my historical sewing projects, I learned a lot by making mistakes.  The biggest mistake I made on this one was using the wrong weight of material for this skirt.  There’s a great post by The Pragmatic Costumer about some of the most obvious and avoidable mistakes you can make while constructing historical clothing.  Of…

1920’s Royal

My favorite typewriter is a broken down beauty whose best years are far behind her.   My in-laws have graciously made space for this old thing in their house, and as soon as we move out of our current shoe-box apartment I’ll have her back. I bought this typewriter from eBay, and the seller assured…

1940’s Project

Day one in Florida and I’ve already been dragging the antique stores. For what it’s worth, Homer Helter’s Antique and Millitary Mall in Naples is great.  I wish I could go back!  I found two cookbooks and some buttons, and one of the cookbooks has a hidden gem that has given me an idea… Inside…

Productive Procrastination

Don’t I have real, useful projects to work on? Why yes, I do.  Don’t I have a ridiculous amount of work to do in order to meet a silly, self-imposed deadline? Naturally.  There’s only one thing that could divert me from all that.   Back to the 70’s!  I found this material and couldn’t say…