Last month my husband and I took a second honeymoon out to the Bonneville International Speedway in Utah. Drove the ’50 Chevy there and back from Wisconsin with no problems, 4200 miles in all. He pegged it at 75mph while I sewed the buttons on this cotton dress. McCalls 8019 was the perfect pattern for [...]
Fresh off the sewing machine is a restyled Navy uniform top. I found this at the local thrift and it’s riddled with moth holes. I didn’t want to toss it away so decided to do a make-over. I split the center front, added a zipper and did a bit of embellishing. More details at [...]
I just couldn’t let this fantastic aqua, floral border print go the way of most border prints (the ever-popular gathered skirt), so I opted for capris and a tie-front top. Wore it to a fabulous car show downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the historic Pabst Brewing grounds. More details on the outfit on my blog.
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 [...]