1940s · Commission · Finished! · Modern Sewing · Pattern · Vintage

The Starella Sisters Make Their Debut

Readers, I’m super excited to share with you my latest commissioned project – pin-up girl dance costumes! You see, two of my vintage model friends, Sanjna and Pearl, recently formed a vintage dance duo, The Starella Sisters (which is a combination of their last names). They had their debut performance this past weekend at the… Continue reading The Starella Sisters Make Their Debut

Contemporary Pattern · Entertaining · Finished! · Holidays · Home Dec · Modern Sewing

A Shakespearean Halloween

Happy (Belated) Halloween, everyone! Peter and I threw our Halloween party the day-of, after having to postpone due to several unforeseen circumstances last weekend . First, the oven caught on fire Saturday morning while I was baking a cake (it sounds worse than it was – part of the protective coating on the heating element… Continue reading A Shakespearean Halloween

1950s · Vintage · Vintage Saturday

Vintage Saturday: 1950s Umbrella Dress in Montenegro

During our time in Dubrovnik, we took a side-trip to Montenegro, which is just over the Croatian border (for you James Bond fans, this is where Casino Royale took place). I wore this adorable (if I do say so myself!) 1950s umbrella print dress, which ended up being perfect for the occasion. It was acquired… Continue reading Vintage Saturday: 1950s Umbrella Dress in Montenegro

Dress · Finished! · Modern Sewing · Pattern · Personal

Forays into Special Occasion Sewing

Most people that don’t sew have a mistaken notion that sewing your own clothes is a money-saver. Holy Hannah, is that far from the truth! Case in point: the dress I made for Peter’s sister’s wedding. It would have been much cheaper (and time-efficient) to buy something from Modcloth, which I did consider. Unfortunately, it… Continue reading Forays into Special Occasion Sewing