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Love Letters

At the beginning of February, one of the vintage sellers I follow posted a garment badly in need of a rescue. Now, I’m not usually one to want to alter vintage clothing – if it survived this long, I shouldn’t be the person to change it! But I do make an exception for things that…

Put a Peplum on It

I don’t like altering vintage. I tend to figure, if a thing made it 70 years to get to me, why should I change it if it doesn’t fit my body? Surely there’s someone else out there who it will fit. However, some pieces are beyond the “someone else can wear it” point. Some are…

Finally Finished

Hey, look, it’s a finished sewing project! It’s been a while since I had one of those to share… and this one has been “in progress” for far too long. This dress is absolutely a study in procrastination. I think I started working on it last fall, and got it mostly put together when it…

Science Fiction: Advance 7757

I know, it’s been rather quiet on the sewing front around here lately! I’ve been spending more time working and as my closet gets more complete (and since right now I’m actually lacking a physical closet to store my clothing) I find that I have less desire to sew. This spring, though, I found myself…

Happy 4th!

Hello hello! I hope my American readers and a pleasant 4th of July and my Canadian readers had a good Canada Day! Now that we’ve kicked the season off with explosions and grilling, summer must really be here! Of course, as I type this post it is (once again) pouring rain… I’m not sure I…

The “White Christmas” Skirt Suit

 I finally finished my latest sewing project just before Christmas, and I couldn’t be prouder!  I took it for its first wearing out to church and had several people stop me and tell me I looked like I’d stepped off the set of White Christmas!  I got the skirt all sewn up a little while…

Week 49.3: Summer Sewing

Hello!  We seem to be done with spring here in California and heading straight for summer.  I always have trouble finding shorts that fit me, so as soon as I finished these pants, I set about contemplating how to make Simplicity 3688 into the perfect vintage-styled shorts.  Here’s my first attempt, in some sort of…

Week 41.1: Boyish

Please do pardon the lack of weigh-in this week… Wednesday morning was spent in an airport, and at present I am busy living the auditioning singer lifestyle on the opposite coast.  I’ll be back with pictures soon, though! I was inspired to dig out my copy of Simplicity 3688 after seeing Tasha’s fab blue corduroy…

Week 9.1: Muumuu weather

Hello and happy Wednesday.  I realize that I am supposed to be posting a weigh-in today. But… I really don’t want to.  Today I feel terribly bloated and heavy, despite eating well all week.  Since I’m a daily weigh-er, I noticed that my weight made a nice drop this weekend, but it has bounced back…