Saturday, October 27, 2012


Too much of it, that is.  We are doing a partial remodel on our kitchen (photos to follow in another post).  We had to empty cupboards into boxes.  While packing them up, I realized how much unused stuff there was hiding in the backs of the cabinets.  It will not re-enter the kitchen.  I will have a lot to give away once we begin unpacking.  I tend to be a pack rat sometimes.  I want this to stop!  It is time for a major purge of the whole house.  How tidy everything will be then!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vintage 1940's Dress - Simplicity 1571

This is a dress I made a few years back.  I am posting it for a friend who asked about scalloped necklines.  This dress is from a vintage Simplicity dress from the 1940's.  I have the belt on it backwards because I need to re-do the buckle!  The dress has a side zipper to ease getting it over the shoulders.

The Pattern (I want to live like these ladies!)

The Dress (honestly, dress forms make one look so big.  Surely I am not that big in real life?!)

A close up of the bodice and scallops

Close up of the buttons

Put on your green floral hat, your sensible 1940's shoes, and your gloves and handbag.  You are ready to conquer the world!