Thursday, October 30, 2014

MnM 2014: Plaid pants complete!

Hello lovely people. 
As I type this, I'm wearing my lovely brown/pink/powder blue jimjam pants. They fit great! But first, some progress info.

In the true fashion of make and mend, I rummaged through some remnants of project's past and found quite a few yards of bias tape I made some time ago. Hey! This would be perfect of the drawstring waist!

As I was ironing out the side seams, I was lamenting trying on the pants to get the hem I wanted. I'm always bad at pant leg hems, and that's when it came to me. I laid a pair of sleep pants I previously made over these and presto, my desired length. Don't asks me why I didn't think of that sooner. Some parts of my brain go away when I sew.

I had cut these short, but they were a bit too short so I needed to lengthen them by about 2". I found some powder pink linen straps I made and had enough to create as a trim for these pants.

Opened the inside side seam and sewed the linen around the bottom.

Even folded the bottom edge under a bit. It's the little things.

Sooooooooo comfortable. Perfect length and will wear so well. Took about a third of a day. Yes!
Now, onto the bed jacket.

More tomorrow.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MnM 2014: Plaid is the new relax (whatever that means)

Hello, lovely people.

I spent all morning cleaning the apartment. Mopping and throwing away the last of the cat things that could be thrown away. The place seems a bit empty without a bit of fur running around.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

In Memoriam

9 homes/apartments
3 states
two schools
3 dogs
countless other life changes
He was there.

Said good bye to my longest male relationship yesterday.
My cat, Brasco was 17. I'd had him for over 15 years, nearly half my life.
He had a good run. Gonna miss you, big guy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MnM 2014: Gathering supplies

Hello lovely people.

Hope you all are doing good. It's been a crazy time for me this year with this month culminating as probably the worst. I hope it ends soon.

Because I stay home so much I tend to sit around the house in my lounge gear. Cotton flannel pants and sometimes matching jackets/shirts because they are comfortable and appropriate enough if I need to walk the pooch down the block for walkies.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Catalog Sunday: Loungewear Edition

Didn't post a CS last Sunday so I have a huge one this Sunday from my mid 1930s Chicago Mail orders. Getting ready to lounge!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Garment Restoration: 1920s Halloween Dress

Good morning lovely people. Sorry about the lack of posts this week. I'm scrambling to get money together and I'm sure you all know how that is. 

As such, I'm having a fire sale in my etsy store, primarily on clothing. Lots of dresses marked down over 50%. I will also be listing many more vintage patterns over the week. I need to get $500 together by Monday. If you can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Monday, October 6, 2014

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