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January 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Be Ever Green!

     What is red without green for the Christmas holiday?  It sounds like a really good duo all broken up.  I made sure the two colors of the holidays were brought together by my current sewing.  

     My previous post, my 1946 dress, documented a red wool dress for wearing to my holiday functions, but actually I made a deep green knit dress a few weeks beforehand.  This green knit…


Added by Kelly B. on January 23, 2014 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Decked Out In Red, 1946 Style

     This Christmas, I celebrated the season in style - handmade vintage style to be exact.  My finished dress in one of my #1 best made project, taking into account the high quality fabrics, thread, and details which are involved. 

     My best 1940's hat, complete with feathers, rhinestones, and netting, was worn to suit posing in my new fancy dress.…


Added by Kelly B. on January 16, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Reuse and Refashion: Silk and Lace Takes a Second Life

     Not that long ago at a resale store, I happened across a small stash of 100% silk, oversized, and slightly outdated "Victoria's Secret" lingerie.  At the cheap prices they were sold at per piece I bought all of what I found, with the specific intention of refashioning, or at least reusing, the high quality silk and lace. 

     One item in particular has been refashioned first.  I transformed a black silk camisole into a pair of 1920's style tap pants.  Even before I checked out I…


Added by Kelly B. on January 16, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

"There's No Place Like Home..." for Halloween

     I went to movie inspiration for this year's Halloween in our household.  Except for missing the tin man, we were the four major characters from the movie The Wizard of Oz, and, in my opinion, did a smashing good attempt at re-creating those costumes.  Toto might look a bit different, and our lion is too cute to be scary, but altogether, we made smiles from whoever saw us.…


Added by Kelly B. on January 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sewing Projects Worthy of Giving Thanks

     Even though it is a bit too late (holiday speaking) to be posting something from Thanksgiving, it's never a bad thing to give thanks.  Appreciating one's blessings is good for any time and season!

      Personal illness and time constraints have delayed my revealing of these in-house projects. So now I am finally getting around to posting two items that help our home become more ready for the fall/winter season : a dachshund themed…


Added by Kelly B. on January 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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