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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The Ladies’ Home Journal, January 1965

I'm so excited about this week's issue of The Ladies' Home Journal! I'm so glad I accidentally found these on archive.org a few weeks ago! You all know I'm a huge geek when it comes to vintage magazines - I blame my local library, where I used to be able to buy vintage issues of … Continue reading The Ladies’ Home Journal, January 1965

The Fashion Hall of Shame: A Public Service Announcement from The Pretty and the Kitsch

I have a few patterns from the 1980's and 1990's that have certainly more than earned a public shaming. These are patterns that fell into my lap, and not only will I never sew them, but I haven't even been able to give these things away. What on earth were people thinking in the 80's … Continue reading The Fashion Hall of Shame: A Public Service Announcement from The Pretty and the Kitsch