Simplicity’s Early Spring 2019 Pattern Release: WTF is with all the aprons?!

Do I have better things to do than go on a rant about the Early Spring pattern release from Simplicity? Of course I do, but is that gonna stop me? Nope. Because I just looked through the entire collection and counted eight apron patterns. Yes. You read that correctly. Eight. Apron. Patterns. WTF? Why?! There … Continue reading Simplicity’s Early Spring 2019 Pattern Release: WTF is with all the aprons?!

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In The Pink Room Mini Review

Awhile back I bought two Ohhh Lulu sewing patterns so I could make myself some lovely vintage inspired undergarments. I was so excited the day I bought the first one, Sarah's high waist Ava panties, that I went straight out and bought supplies at Fabricland, printed the pattern, prepped the pattern and fabric and got … Continue reading In The Pink Room Mini Review

Ladies’ Home Journal, July 1948

Yay! Another issue of Ladies' Home Journal! And I promise this week's post doesn't include another rant. 😉 This week's issue talks about a a "Homemaker Service" in Hartford Connecticut, "substituting for mothers"! It also includes a "complete-in-one-issue" novel by Elizabeth Cadell called Gay Pursuit ("The time comes when the thing a girl wants most … Continue reading Ladies’ Home Journal, July 1948

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