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Kelly B.'s Blog – April 2014 Archive (3)

Year 1943 - My "Workday Style" Plaid Skirt

     I have found that, for myself, once a weakness or fear is conquered in regards to a certain sewing skill, that it then becomes something very enjoyable to do.  Such good feelings happen because I end up with more confidence towards something which had been a boundary.  I don't want any walls to hold me back from what is possible.

     This plaid 40's skirt falls into that rank of "confidence building projects".  I wanted this to be a very casual, comfortable, unassuming wartime…

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Added by Kelly B. on April 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My "Gracie Allen" Ensemble - a Casual Yet Classy Blouse and Skirt

     Gracie Allen, wife of George Burns and comedic star of the Burns and Allen Show on radio and TV, is my top style icon for the 50's.  In every TV episode, Gracie always had such a interesting, beautiful, and classy outfits which fit her perfectly and displayed the very best of the 50's styling.  Of course, in my opinion she always wore great fashion styles, no matter what the era.  I would love to see all her fashions in color!  It was therefore only a matter of time before I…

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Added by Kelly B. on April 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Putting a Vintage Wiggle into a "New Look"

     I have owned the New Look #6045 pattern since it came out three years ago, and I hav e always adored it, waiting for the right circumstances and fabric to come along.  This past year's Fall season provided me with the time and opportunity to finally whip up my fun and versatile version of the pattern.

     We chose a modern outdoor sculpture in front of…

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Added by Kelly B. on April 2, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

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