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…

Welcome!

I love mid-century design, and I think I’m far from alone in that.  I also love those particularly American road-side attractions that are few and far between these days.  I have been to The Thing!  and to Roswell, thoroughly enjoying both.  (If you, like me, love this kind of thing I have a YouTube channel you…

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. . .

Finished! 1976 Wedding Dress.

I wanted something really fresh and casual for summer, so I made a wedding dress from 1976.  Also, I am a ride-or-die fan of Gunne Sax, in case you can’t tell by the end of this post.

A Flash of Brilliance

I don’t know if I’ve posted this pattern on here before, but I think you can see why it’s one of my favorites.  Have you ever seen anything more 70’s than this? I do have to take a moment to feel sorry for the guys.  In my opinion, the big pattern companies have just never…