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
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
Hey, look! I actually sewed something! Anyways, after my first modern skirt for work debacle, I decided I need to make another one (I’m a masochist, I tell ya!). Now, don’t laugh when I tell you where the inspiration for this one came from. Katie Couric. Really. She’s a very fashionable news woman lady (yes,… Continue reading A Modern Skirt for Work, Take II
Happy New Year, readers! I’ve decided to kick off 2013 by giving away not one, not two, but THREE patterns! You see, when I sat down to choose what item in my stash I would like to give away, I realized that the blog here is multi-faceted and that I have readers that visit here… Continue reading The Multi-Era Pattern Giveaway!
I thought it would be fun to do a sewing year in review, and when I saw the Top 5 of 2012 idea on Kim-ing (who in turn got it from Crafting a Rainbow) I knew that would be a perfect way to reflect on my sewing projects from this year! So, here we go… Continue reading 2012 – Sewing Year in Review
It’s time for another blog sale, readers! This one comes out of necessity, as my parents are selling my childhood home, and I have to move everything to mom’s (we won’t get into the emotions involved with this here ;)). Suffice it to say, I probably will have more stuff to sell in the near… Continue reading Autumn blog sale!
Just a quick post tonight before I head out the door! So, I finished this new dress yesterday, and I think I started on it the day before that. I just needed an easy project that I knew would go together after the struggles I had with what eventually became the red taffeta circle skirt. And, yes,… Continue reading The wacky print modern dress