From the South West to the East Coast

I cannot imagine two places more different. Going from El Paso to the ‘burbs of D.C. has been a lot to wrap my head around. (Okay, sub-suburbs of D.C. but we still get affected by the morning traffic into D.C. so I think it counts.) Manassas, VA is itself a very quiet town and it’s…

Finished! More 1970’s Non-sense.

I had the exact idea for this dress about a year ago, when I first stumbled on this pattern.  I believe it was a part of the first or second batch of vintage patterns I found at my favorite thrift store.   Has anyone else ever felt an instant attraction to a pattern?  I knew as…

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…