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Lamour Again

Greetings! I swear I haven’t just been making Lamour dresses this summer, even if that’s what it looks like on the blog. I actually finished a much simpler dress between my last Lamour and this one, but I haven’t managed to get good photos of it yet, so (naturally) I can’t share it until I…

Jellyfish Love

Greetings! I’m still up to my neck in home improvement (we have 2 more floors to do this weekend) but I figured I could take a little break and show you one of my favorite new makes. After much waffling and procrastinating, I finally decided to turn the 4 yards of jellyfish fabric (Sea Bloom…

In My Easter Bonnet…

Hello hello! I realize that it’s a bit past Easter now, but despite all of my good intentions of writing this post while we were on the road it never did seem to happen. So, before any more time passes, let’s get back on this blogging wagon. 1940sspring

Black 50s princess coat worn over a purple cardigan and striped skirt on a snowy day

Snow, snow, snow…

I took these photos last weekend, when it was snowing. It isn’t snowing today, and I hope it stays not-snowing until next winter! It’s very pretty, but it’s also cold and damp and I’m ready for it to be done. But… as long as it is snowing, I’ve got to find a way to deal…

Disneyland: Novelty Print & a Fleece Bolero

I didn’t get pictures of all three of my Disneyland outfits (thanks, weather) but I did get some snaps of my second outfit in the morning while the weather was still nice and dry. I had intentionally picked a color for my last-minute fleece bolero that would go with a few things I was planning…

Disneyland: The Peter Pan Dress

For Valentine’s Day, my husband and I decided to reprise our honeymoon trip and get the heck out of snowy icy Massachusetts for a week . Our itinerary was simple: spend some time with friends and family, go hiking, and spend a few days at the Happiest Place on Earth. disneylandoutfitsewingsimplicity 2880simplicity 3773springvacation

Christmas Cardinals

Whoooo…  I… started this post, and then I got distracted, and now I’m finally publishing it.  Better late than never, right? And as far as I’m concerned, cardinals are seasonal at least into February… Because I cannot resist a theme or a last-minute project, I decided on the 23rd that I totally had enough time to make a new dress for Christmas. I found this cardinal print cotton by Cotton + Steel in the fabric store in the morning, and by the evening I’d managed…

Merry Christmas!

I hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season. I managed to convince Doug to put on one of my novelty music sweaters for our Christmas photo this year (sadly/fortunately, the sweater is too short for him to actually wear, so it’s mine the rest of the time). We’ve sung many services, opened…

Now We Are Eight

It’s kind of outrageous, but I’ve apparently been writing this blog for eight years as of Friday!ย  Sure, it’s changed purposes once and changed hosting twice, but I’ve been attempting to care for and feed a blog fairly regularly since 2010. 1940swinter

A Shoe Review: Aspen

Hello! It’s me, I’m back with another shoe review! I got the Aspen boots from Royal Vintage Shoes at the same time as my other purchases, but the fall weather wasn’t really motivating me to wear them. But when we went to visit my granddad in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving, I figured they’d be the perfect…