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Monday, October 10, 2011

Back to Life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello everybody!!!!!!!!!!! I am back from the dead!!!!! I was beyond sick for the whole week, a stomach virus was the culprit. I could barely drag myself around the house to take care of my kids much less sew!!!! I did get some much needed down time however. When you are the mother of 5 there are very few good excuses to lay around and do nothing. This little set back was probably my body's way of telling me to sit my butt down! I laid around with my kids and watched old movies, we watched Gentlemen Prefer Blonds at least 20 times! I swear that my 6 year old is officially in love with Marilyn Monroe! But just because I couldn't get any sewing done doesn't mean that I completely forgot about my obsession! I was on Etsy looking through patterns all week and picked up these 2 beauties!!!!!

                                                 This is a 1950 pattern for a beautiful shirtwaist dress! I love that you only need 3 buttons to make it!!! I also love the pockets. It is copyright 1950, so it has an in between sort of feel because it was made right on the cusp between the 40's and 50's. I can't wait to make this, I think the long sleeved version is perfect for fall/winter in a nice heavier fabric.

This pattern is a real jewel!!!!!!! It is a 1960's era pattern and has endless variations!!! It is like getting 6 patterns in one!!!!! I bought this one from SYDCAM123 on Etsy. You have to check out this shop, so many patterns and wonderful prices!!!

So I must get back to sewing this week. You don't build a whole vintage inspired wardrobe by resting on your laurels!
On another note, please go check out the circle skirt party on Casey's blog, mine is up there, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are many other beautiful circle skirts to check out as well, make sure you check this post to see the 2 that Casey made herself, they are breathtaking!!!

So I hope you all got more done than me, but at the same time be sure to take the time to rest to keep your body working at optimum capacity to keep creating beautiful things!!!! Here is a little treat for all of you, enjoy!!!!!


  1. It's nice to meet you, found you by way of Casey and the circle skirt project. I'm been sewing and reading Casey's blog a long time now. It is sure nice to see young people like yourself sewing, a skill that you can use all your life. I'm still sewing and I graduated from HS in 1959 so I wore all those great old fashions in those days.

  2. Hi Nan! It is nice to meet you as well! Thank you for stopping by and saying hi on my little blog! You are a lucky girl if you got to wear all of these fabulous clothes when you were in high school! When I was in high school everyone wore jeans and t-shirts! I have always loved fashion, especially unique fashion! Retro fashions for me take me back to a time when clothes were special, and that makes me feel special! I know it is silly, but true!