Finished, I guess…

I finished the first version of this dress before I even started this blog.  I have learned so much since then.  But not enough, apparently.  When I first wrote about this dress, I said it was very comfortable to wear.  But since then I have gotten a lot better at fitting clothes well and I…

Highlights Reel!

I have two absolutely fabulous sewing projects coming up, which means a trip to the thrift store after work to get old sheets for mock-ups.  I hadn’t been to the thrift store in quite a while, so I headed over to the little sewing sections.  That’s when I spotted a few packages of vintage patterns…

Did You Ever Have To Make-Up Your Mind. . .

I have been delivered an ultimatum by my truly long-suffering husband.  I have to sew through my stash in the six months before we move, no packing fabric.  While I initially protested, I’m now actually quite excited.  One of my core beliefs is that restriction fosters creativity and this is quite a challenge.   I have…

Finished! 1951 Halloween Dress

Ah! It feels good to be back! This sewing project was such a breeze after the ordeal of the 1929 dress.  I needed a win.  It was so easy, there’s really nothing to report as far as construction.  Ah, but I am forgetting a little something. . .

Announcement of the Decade(s)

I want to go ahead and share a project that I’ve been working on for a while, and plan to work on in the future.  When I’m sewing or researching for a new project I love to listen to music from the time I’m working in.  Music has always played an important part in my…