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Simplicity #3748 bolero. I used some of the leftover baby-blue linen (from that decades of style dress) and the cuffs/lining are a pink quilting cotton with white flowers on it.

(50s yellow dress from etsy, gray shoes by kenzie)
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Decades of Style #3007 - 1930s button dress

This was a complete bitch to work with. It went together really easily, but I had to alter the crap out of it. I actually finished it in early June, but then it just sat there for a month because I didn't want to do all the alterations. I would make this dress again, but I would majorly rework the pattern. The bust part was too big (still kind of is), I didn't like how far apart the front straps were, and I had to take up the sleeves a good 4" because they looked stiff and ugly (even though I used linen, which was recommended for the pattern).






the vintage flower shaped buttons are plastic

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robert pattinson

yes, i am 13
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important, please watch



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Day 1 of raw food detox! 7 more to go!
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I finished another dress this weekend, it was really easy to put together.  It's from a 1968 McCall's pattern.


I am not really in love with it. It was easy to make, but it made up huge so I had to add in all sorts of darts, take in the sides, and add a sash/belt so it doesn't look like a sack of potatoes on me. The fabric I've had sitting in my basement for the past year, I got it at a yard sale from an old lady last summer. The pocket lids/tops (I don't know what the right word is) are vintage and hand embroidered...they were from a table runner I salvaged from my grandparents place a couple years ago. It had some grease stains on it, so I never used it, so I was glad to find something to use it for.

Lately I have just poured myself into sewing...I just am trying to keep my hands and mind busy! I guess I am feeling slightly bummed out on life, for various reasons, and I just don't want to think or deal with anything.  I guess one of the things I can actually discuss is my longing for friends into vintage or sewing in the city.  Even just one friend who I could go shopping with at vintage shops! It's extremely frustrating feeling like I have no one else who is interested in such an important part of my life. I don't know...I guess I have been known for falling into bouts of loneliness and melancholia, and maybe nothing would help it feel better....but for some reason I really feel like knowing someone on the same wavelength with me would help!

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finally being off school for the summer and being able to do things i actually enjoy, i have been doing a lot of drinking, reading, and sewing.  and i love it!

currently reading: the lost one: the life of peter lorre, the brothers karamazov, and the gulag archipelago

sewn so far:





next up is a decades of style dress, which i hope to finish before i leave for europe
 

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I started an etsy shop, please buy my stuff!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5805858

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i miss my mom.
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babe of the day: matt skiba

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