Even though it’s not exactly Spring yet here in Wisconsin, I’m soaking up sun whenever I can find it! Last weekend my husband was kind enough to snap a few shots of my new Decades of Style 1930s Sweetheart Overalls (using his 1951 Oshkosh Truck as a most appropriate prop). More details and pics at [...]
Phew! At 10:30pm Saturday night, I sewed the last snap onto my Easter dress! Nothing like a deadline to keep your butt in gear! For myself, a 1950s full-skirted dress in a luscious silk/linen blend using Butterick 7065. To see more photos on this and details on my children’s outfits, check out my blog post.
Perhaps I should have gone the more sensible throw pillow route with this one, but I couldn’t help it. One 54″ wide yard of 1960s vintage home dec cotton makes for a very nice Oriental jacket. More details over at my blog.
One Fall project knocked off the list…a skirt suit with matching blouse made out of a ridiculous zigzag knit. That fact along could qualify me for the “Mildly Insane” tag over there. The very controversial half-belt treatment pretty much seals the deal. People either love it or hate it. Have to say, though, that I’m [...]
Earlier this month I had an occasion that required a witch’s costume. So I took the glamourous highroad and sewed up a jacket out of a vintage Halloween novelty print. It’s one part 1950s (if you base it on the pattern I used and full crinoline skirt), one part Victorian (if you consider the frou-frou [...]
A quick-sew project from Simplicity 6954 for those sunny September days. Why have I been avoiding polyester for so long? This dress is comfy! More details at the Hometown Victory Girl blog
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, but I’m enjoying everyone’s projects immensely! Last weekend my husband and I went to the Symco Shakedown Traditional Hot Rod Show. I was in charge of organizing the Miss Symco pin-up contest, and this was my dress for the event. More details and photos on my [...]
Okay, so the whole ‘shepherdess’ thing is just a ruse. If you find me in the barn, odds are I’m spending some quality time with the Sawzall. That truck won’t modify itself afterall! Oh yeah, and I made that satin skirt. Stop by the Willow Homestead if you want to read about it.
From undies to mop caps, aren’t we a great diverse group of sewers?! If you’re not too sleepy, stop over at the Willow Homestead for a DIY look at a perfectly flouncy, ridiculously moppy cap to wear over your pins and rollers while you snooze. And if you’re not sleepy now, this tutorial may just [...]
Just in time for all the holiday parties (how many, exactly, do I think I’m going to host this season?), I finished my December apron! If you’re interested, I’m hosting an apron challenge over at my blog, Willow Homestead. This month was made from a remnant of taffeta with flocked – yes, flocked, how cool [...]