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Right on Target

I have been holding on to this tiny 1940s hat for a good two years, since I went to Rhode Island to visit Whitney and picked up a sad little stained and discolored black and natural straw tilt hat with a lot of potential and a low price tag. I tried a couple times to…

By Silver Lake

I suppose that technically we’re just past the dog days of summer, and I’m hoping that the weather got the memo! It’s been meltingly hot these past few weeks, and humid too! My 40s peasant blouse has been in heavy rotation, naturally. I’ve contemplated making another one, but what color would I choose? It seems…

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…

Deep Sea Coral

One of my favorite clothing “cheats”, if you will, is the fold-a-dress-in-half-and-pretend-it’s-a-skirt. It gives me some extra mix-and-match options, and it’s especially useful for dresses that are awesome but require a lot of planning or commitment to wear (halter tops, I’m looking at you) which would otherwise languish at the back of the closet. 1950ssummer

All Seamstresses Make Mistakes

I’m sure every modern seamstress has occasionally cut corners on a pattern or perhaps accidentally cut a piece out facing the wrong direction or lined up wrong with the grain. Usually we get away with it. It turns out that if you cut that front skirt piece not quite on the straight grain because you…

I See a Seahorse

I discovered the Australian brand Erstwilder back in 2014 and have been slowly adding pieces to my costume jewelry collection ever since. Their pieces were on the steep end for me as a student and are still on the expensive side for me to justify purchasing, but they bring me a lot of joy and…

Pink Elephant Walk

So, fair warning, I’m probably going to spend most of the rest of the summer complaining about the weather. See, I’m from the land of hot and dry and I’ve moved to the land of slightly-less-hot but drippingly humid and I do not cope well with humidity. Don’t let the windy weather in these photos…

A Beachy Beach Trip

The weather has finally gotten toooo hot, and so this weekend we finally went to the beach! These pictures are not from our latest outing, though… I’ve been holding on to them since I went to the beach last month with my parents before summer season (and summer nasty biting flies!) was in full force.…

Patio Pretty

I’ve changed my wardrobe a little in the past three years… living in a different state means that I had to make a few adjustments — more coats, for starters. But, to paraphrase a well known phrase, you can take the girl out of California but you can’t take the California out of the girl!…

Finding Unicorns

One of the fun parts of being a vintage collector is tracking down the pieces you want for your wardrobe. Sometimes this is more general — I’m looking for a medium blue hat. Sometimes, it’s more specific. One of the pieces I’ve been keeping my eye out for ever since I started collecting vintage was…