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…

Finished! 50’s Inspired dress.

Let me start by saying this is not a historically accurate dress.  I wanted to take a breather from the heavy lifting of research for my Edwardian projects and just make something pretty that’s fun to wear.