A Few Threads Loose

Ladies, I present the Ooh la la Pin-Up Sew-Along:

Ooh la la!

Fellow blogger and lingerie expert Sarah from Ohhh Lulu is joining me over at A Few Threads Loose in this delicate endeavor. We’ll be sewing two lingerie patterns, first a 1950′s French Corset and Garter Belt pattern (so much easier than it sounds!) followed by a matching bra from the same pattern.

There’s more information over on A Few Threads Loose on where to get the patterns and what you’ll need to sew them. One commenter will even win a set for the sew-along. These things are so much more fun when more people are involved sharing their questions and skills. We’d love to have you join and find out just how easy and painless lingerie sewing can be!

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I’ve been a jobless, stay-at-home seamstress for the last several months. It’s really hard to get a job as an American here in Norway and my best options have been grocery clerk or waiting tables… not exactly easy to swallow when I’ve worked so hard for my (apparently useless) education.
I’ve been sewing this dress for good job interview juju. In other words, build it and they will come. Sew the dress and get the interview.

Well, as I was sewing in the armhole facing, I got a call for an interview. This is HUGE. For every 50 jobs I’ve applied for, I’ve heard back on 2. It’s weird being the immigrant, so to speak, in a country where they want to hire locals. Today was my interview, a scant 12 hours after I finished getting the hem in this little baby.

So this morning I threw the dress on, along with my lucky underwear and my lucky high heels and off I went. Well, first, I took photos.

Now, this isn’t the pose I struck for the interview, just so you know. That’s not how a girl should get a job. In the interview, I looked more like this:

You can read more about the dress, the interview and see pictures at my blog A Few Threads Loose.

Happy weekend everyone!

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Today I was looking on ebay for random vintage loveliness and I came across a couple of Modes et Travaux magazines from the 1950′s. I already have several but I have a problem and just can’t seem to stop… which led to me seriously diminishing my paypal account, and writing a blog post to make myself feel less guilty. I mean, I’m doing it for the blog, right? It’s practically a public service… or so I’ll tell my husband if he asks.

I started the post over on A Few Threads Loose with just a few gems from my collection like these:

And then I just kept going. There’s a lot of frilly, fancy eye candy and you can see more here.

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Hi all,

I’m celebrating the weekend with a giveaway for a pdf copy of this great 1950′s long line bra pattern.

Stop on by A Few Threads Loose to enter to win and have a great weekend!

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