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November 2013 Blog Posts (4)

The "It's No Longer a Funnel-Neck" Corduroy 1968 Dress

     I would like to post a cozy winter vintage dress that I made for myself this past cold weather season.  What was originally a 1968 funnel neck sheath dress turned into a week and a half's worth of frustration.  I'm glad this dress finally ended up as a great fitting, good looking success.  Its profile has a classic A-line shape with a...well, "not-sure-what-to call-it-neckline" that is rather complimentary.  Persistence definitely paid off with this project!  I still can't believe…

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Added by Kelly B. on November 26, 2013 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

Knitting acheivement unlocked!

I am kind of surprised that I was able to finish this, but I guess that just goes to show what you can accomplish when you get laid off from your job. Please excuse the mistakes if you are able to see them. This was my first ever attempt at a knitting project and I'm not sure that I would have been able to accomplish it without the many knitting instructional videos online. I still have a ways to go in learning how to create a professional looking finished project, but I'm happy enough with…

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Added by River Rose Gallifrey on November 23, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

One "Smartt" 1940's Outfit: my Bow-Neck Satin Dance Dress

     Fun and flirty, fancy and feminine, my new vintage 40's dress is made using Simplicity's new Fall 2013 pattern release (#1587), and it turned out to be wonderful in all its satin beauty. I had the perfect reason to get to making this dress sooner than later, for hubby and I had a 40's dance to attend.  I (well, both of us) received many compliments on our outfits. I could proudly say, "Thanks, I made my dress myself!"  Thank you Simplicity for another great vintage pattern!…

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Added by Kelly B. on November 22, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Yikes! Lots of Stripes! My 1957 Cotton Sundress

     Cool, comfy, and amazing day dresses for women of the 50's are as classic as a '57 Chevy - both are still oh so dramatic.  No wonder their popularity never goes out of style.  Who doesn't like a taste of glamor for everyday use?  

     My 1957 striped cotton dress has been long in coming to completion, and now it is such a joy and relief that I finally get to wear a project visualized 6 years ago. (I had kept my sales receipt tucked in with my striped fabric, so I can see a…

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Added by Kelly B. on November 7, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

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