Who doesn't love a party, especially when it involves making and wearing a fabulous frock?! Our son's birthday celebration afforded me a very good reason to whip up a fun, fresh, and unique 1961 pattern labeled as a "party dress". I used an old original pattern which provided me good practice at re-sizing (as it was for juniors) and an opportunity to work with new techniques by using different material. The finished product is wonderfully feminine and my unique personal…Continue
Added by Kelly B. on March 31, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
The year is 1968 - our eyes were aimed towards the sky with an impending trip to the moon, and everything that was formerly deemed out of the question was suddenly a reality. I have already briefly addressed the history of 1968 that had its impact on fashion styles in a previous post, my tapestry corduroy dress.
I have made a dress that combines two…Continue
Added by Kelly B. on March 31, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I am a woman of my word. The very fact I am posting this sewing creation proves my point. Back in our summer of last year, I had a blog post (link here) where I expounded on my version of view D from a cute 1940's pattern reprint, Simplicity #1692. In…Continue
Added by Kelly B. on March 29, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments