Padam Vintage Review

I recently bought two fabulous vintage dresses from Padam Vintage, and thought I would write a little review of both the dresses and the shop itself! My dresses arrived quickly, safely packaged in a box, with the dresses carefully wrapped in paper and an adorable gift from Granny's Dishcloths! The dresses were exactly as described … Continue reading Padam Vintage Review


Spotlight: Scarlett Willow Shop

Recently I've been completely obsessed with Scarlett Willow Shop, a vintage clothing store I found on Etsy that specializes in clothing from the 1960's and 70's. As you may know if you've read my blog over the last few months, I've been particularly into fashions from the 1970's and have mostly been making myself clothes … Continue reading Spotlight: Scarlett Willow Shop

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. 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


Today is the anniversary of my mom's death. Every year it hits me like an avalanche. I don't think I'll ever get used to this day, or to spending my birthday without her (I was born on her birthday, August 24th, we were also both born on a Tuesday, coincidentally). This day is always painful, … Continue reading Mom