Coming Full Circle

The other day I was browsing through a thrift store a few blocks from my apartment, chatting on the phone with my older sister the whole time and joking that she (and my other sisters) were my "good luck charms" whenever I go thrift shopping. Sure enough I found a small hand full of books … Continue reading Coming Full Circle

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Ladies’ Home Journal, January 1960

I have to confess, even seeing the cover of this week's issue of Ladies' Home Journal stirs up some rotten feelings, because of two key things - the mention of Pat Boone, and just a little further down, "How to Lose 25 Pounds and Stay Thin." Why the strange feelings about the two? Well, many … Continue reading Ladies’ Home Journal, January 1960

Weirdness Break with The Beatles (and a 1970’s anti-drug PSA!)

Working on those 1970's short shorts I mentioned in my last post, while chilling out with The Beatles and listening to the Magical Mystery Tour album and just had to share this super weird video for Blue Jay Way with all of you. https://youtu.be/Coz0TmK2ZIg I love the absolute weirdness that came out of the 1960's … Continue reading Weirdness Break with The Beatles (and a 1970’s anti-drug PSA!)

Sewing Through the 1970’s: fabric and works in progress

I've been working on several 1970's garments using two of the 70's patterns I recently posted about. So Far I've completed a mock up of McCall's 3734, view A, and am nearly finished the shorts pattern from Simplicity 9487. On the weekend one of my sisters and I went fabric shopping and I picked up … Continue reading Sewing Through the 1970’s: fabric and works in progress