Month: December 2016

A 2016 Year End Review

Well, we have made it to the end of 2016 and, boy, what a year!  Many highs, a few lows, and one big life change would sum up my past 12 months.  While I haven’t been able to post as much as I would like over the past few weeks, I plan on getting right back on track for the new year! One of my most favorite posts to do at this time of year is the review of my favorite sewing projects.  I love looking back and seeing all the various creations I have made, and hopefully I will be able to notice a few improvements on my technique as well!  So let’s take a look at a few of my favorite projects from this year!! I loved creating this 1943 ruffled blouse!  Click this link to see how to make one of your own! This 1930’s beach wrap was created from scrap fabric which I got for $1 a yard!!  Love those kinds of savings! One major accomplishment this year was the publication …

My Christmas Gift Giving Guide

Well, the days before Christmas are beginning to dwindle down, but if you are looking for that last minute gift for friend, a family member, or yourself, I have five fantastic options!!   Vintage Gold Sewing Prints by Mod Pop Deco– $15 +  I love these prints by Mod Pop Deco!  They are elegant and can easily go in a sewing room or a bedroom. ModPop Deco   Monthly Sewing box by Stitch Box Monthly  – $30 for one month With a different box each month, this fun little gift is a welcome surprise for anyone after the holidays.  Each box comes with fabric, tools, a pattern, and variety of other items.  A great present for that sewer who has everything! Stitch Box Monthly    12 Days Advent Calendar from The Vintage Cosmetic Company – $42 This is a wonderful idea for the person who can’t simply wait for Christmas to get here!  With a little surprise each day, any makeup lover will adore this advent calendar. The Vintage Cosmetic Company    Bath Fizzies from Les Belles Bouclettes – …

An Excerpt from The Magic of Dress, 1911

With the upcoming holidays, many of us will be attending many festive parties!  With that in mind, here is an excerpt from The Magic of Dress by Grace Margaret Gould written in 1911! “With the evening comes more elaborate dress.  The fashionable woman needs dinner gowns, theater and opera gowns and ball costumes.  The more cultivated she is, the more she make the art of the dress the study it should be, the finer and more appropriate are the distinctions between these attires.   In planning them she must first have a definite idea of the prevailing mode as to fabric and outline.  Then, if she is wise, she will modify the present style to her own type; and whether she is planning one gown or a dozen gowns, let each be distinctive and each suit the occasion on which it is to be worn.   It is well to bear in mind that the trimming of a gown may give a distinctive touch to it, and that in a measure it acts as an …