1967 jumper

>> Monday, May 31, 2010

Hello Middle School!!

This was a really fun and super easy. I have noticed the 34" busts are a little big on me even though I measure 35". I am not sure if I am just too nervous about using the whole 5/8" seam, or if the patterns just aren't that accurate, or if I don't know how to measure myself properly...who knows. (It is a little bit of an ego boost though!)


vintage apron week

>> Monday, May 17, 2010

This week I am pouring my energy into vintage apron reproductions. I am selling the aprons at the Kenton Street Fair this weekend. These are so much fun to make and are inspired by an apron that my husband's grandma made.

Come to the Kenton Street Fair and say hi!

Here is an example of what I making.

So today is all about pressing fabric. I don't really mind pressing it that much, sometimes it can seem tedious but it is so necessary it is better to just embrace it. I can't wait to show you all the new aprons and pictures from the booth.

Oh and there is new pattern coming up too. Think Middle School 1967. Oh yeah!


it's finally done

>> Friday, May 7, 2010

Quel nightmare. Let's breakdown the drama that was this dress. Well now that I think of it there was only one thing that really made this a) turn out looking like a Home Ec project and b) so not fun to make. Sewing normally bring me a sense of happiness. It gives me a chance to release some frustrations, tune out some of the things around me and tune in some creativity.


Totally and completely my fault. I picked a nightmare fabric. When I tell you what kind of fabric I chose there is a chance you won't read this anymore because if you have ever felt fabric you know that a polyester linen-look, is probably the worst idea ever, if you sew you have probably closed your laptop in disgust.

It just spoke to me, like "Hello I am a bolt of this fabic, don't I look exactly like what the girl is wearing on the cover? Doesn't it say that linens and polyester would be appropriate? Wasn't everything in 1969 made out of something like this? Ooh look at my tag, I am 50% off and so is my matching friend over there. Buy us!" So I totally did. And I totally shouldn't have.

What resulted was a project I just wanted over so I could move on to the next one. Which is what I will do now. Goodbye dress with cape.

(wow that is not a very arm flattering photo. so glad this dress is done.)


sewing made easy

>> Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jessie Burke, the owner of Posies Cafe in Portland, gave me this fantastic book!

Here is the cover!

Doesn't she look happy, I mean how could you not feel total bliss in that veil?
The back cover
I discovered I loved it even more when I took the cover off!

There are so many gems in here. I am sure I will come back to this many times throughout the life of this blog! Thank you, Jessie!!


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