The girls love me to take them to Camille's nearby in Old Town Spring. She has lots of antique china, jewelry, and clothing, as well as painted shabby chic furniture, picture frames, etc. it's hard to put a finger on, but it's a lovely place to wander. Camille herself loves it when we come in … Continue reading Vintage clothing shopping
Duchess finished her apron yesterday! I finished a bonnet and pair of booties for my friend's grandbaby. I went with pink because I wound up not having enough cream.
Today: Pascha groceries Make chocolate Pascha cheese (Duchess) Alter a skirt Repair brooch Repair cross/chain Replace car tire (sigh...) Make bows for little girls Clean out fridge 12 Passion Gospels tonight
Or winding up. It depends on how you look at it. Lent is nearly done; Lazarus Saturday is tomorrow. This week I finished the third shirtwaist dress (no photos yet), finished the neck and button bands of the cardigan and started the sleeves, made two batches of prosphora today, mailed some censers (the top photo … Continue reading Winding down
Flopsy made a skirt and blouse from these vintage (not reissue!) patterns. Because most women sewed at that time, the instructions were pretty minimal. It looked like the pattern designers expected you to be a pretty decent seamstress. With the help of some of her couture/tailoring books we figured them out. While I was available … Continue reading Flopsy’s Vintage Sewing
I feel a bit bad about co-opting the regular post yesterday for a Yarn Along post (especially since it linked to the shop), so here's a more original one. I've been working (slowly, in between other projects) on a plain, basic cardigan for myself. I like the color although I can't get it to show … Continue reading Yarn Along: cardigan and Women’s Work
Wondering what to tackle today. Altering the linen apron (above), or cutting out the next dress: Or, continuing work on my sweater: OR, trying to finish the miniature bedspread: *Sigh*
The dress Take 2 is done and I'm wearing it now, but haven't really taken photos in it yet. You can still see her baby face here: Moppet gave Indy a lecture the other morning. "Don't scratch people. That's bad. If you don't scratch them, then they'll like you. Don't bite. That's bad. If you're … Continue reading Bits and pieces
This is the dress I made (at first) a size 18, adjusting it down to a 16 before the previous photos were taken. After making Dress take 2, I went back and deconstructed the majority of this dress (I kept the facings and buttons/buttonholes), cutting it down to a size 10 (the wrong size according … Continue reading Vintage Vogue V9000: take 1.2
Today involved starting dress #2, helping Duchess cut out the pieces for her vintage-style apron (she expressed an interest in learning to sew), making bread for church tonight, and taking everyone to this year's first Presanctified Liturgy. Thankfully the rain held off this evening, although I got drenched putting groceries in the trunk around midday.