I love a bargain!!

I thought I'd introduce a new series on my blog about my finds of new cool and discounted things that I feel will enhance my attempt to lead a vintag-y life :)

I say new because we can often find used deals at Goodwill or thrifting, but shopping new and finding good clearance is getting harder and harder to unearth. Especially when clearance is quickly becoming to go to place to shop. I mean really, who needs retail pricing, am I right!!

For fun, I occasionally roam around Bed Bath and Beyond to marvel over all their completely useless crap, wonder who would ever buy it, and how long it would be before the novelty of them actually buying it wore off. On this jaunt, I came a cross a clearance shelf in their baking section. I had just had a tough battle with a 'dough kneader', and decided not to invest in the $8 gadget.

My weekend of sewing.

This past weekend, I did a few things. I went to the LA fabric district to look for fabric on a few projects. I has been a while since I was able to treat myself to some nice fabric. I haven't found many patterns lately that I've been interested in, but I have been craving some fabric. 

For one project in particular, I have a trade going on with a lovely etsy seller. She has a dress that I have my eye on, and in exchange, she wants a dress made from one of my repro patterns.


Done.

New Pattern Day, yay!!

Happy Saturday everyone! 
I've just finished a new repro for you all. A sweet little soldier doll. He has working arms and legs, ears and separate clothing.


The pattern is in PDF and available now!


And also, all sales from my etsy sore now until Nov. 11th will have 10% donated to the 24 hour cancer dance-a-thon.

Have a great weekend!!

My peacocks need a new home.


I've had this green sweater for a few years. It was a discount department store find, a few dollars, a nice dark color, and seemed to work with a lot in my wardrobe. This was when I was starting out in the vintage. I decided to pick up some appliques and deck the puppy out. It looked even better after that, but there was one problem after all these years of wear.

I'm Dancing to fight Cancer!

I've decided to add some more activities to my plate. Aside from the sewing, and the job, and a few other small things, I'm going to kick my dancing into high gear.



It's a 24 hour dance that goes on the weekend of November 12th. There are going to be classes and dancing and bands and all sorts of things!

Just Because


"Don't worry," comforts your mother, "you'll thin down in a few years". But-who wants to waste precious Teen years just waiting for pounds to melt off? Much smarter and smoocher to wear Chubbette fashions, designed to minimize; sized to fit.

The Plain Pattern Project Giveaway!!

Happy Monday one and all. I hope you all are recovering from The Walking Dead premiere (I'm a dork, I know!). Guess what, I have a giveaway for you!!



Catalog Sunday

This Sunday I have a collection of 30s odds and ends. They range from the mid to late 30s. Enjoy!!

Wards Sale Catalog

Once, twice, three dyes a lady.

Sweaters are done!
As you all know, I decided to re-dye that navy one with a more 'blue' dye. Welp, success!


I am very happy with the outcome. It is a bit lighter than I thought it was going to turn out, but the color is even and smooth and I used some of my most wicked 20s buttons on it, so yeah, it was worth it.

Your pants too big!


Made these cords years ago. It was before I got my jeans fit from my repro. I made about three pair of corduroy pants, in what I thought was a good loose 40s fit. Now, they are just too droopy on the sides. It's kind of embarrassing. I'm talking each leg like 5" too much fabric.

When it rains, it pours...So dance in the puddles!

Happy Saturday, everyone!
Sorry I have not been posting much this week, but now that I'm working full time (I love saying that), I've been having a crazy time.

First off this month, I'm taking 3 dance classes! Two of them are on the same night, so I sometimes don't get home before 10 pm. I like to get to bed by 11, so I can get up at 6:30 and have some decompression time before I leave for work at 8.

I love the ritual of getting up and ready for the day.

Work is fine. I'm having a good time and constantly mentally thinking, "am I being productive enough." I know way too many people out of work, so I want to make sure I am doing a good job.

I've got one word for you...Chartreuse!

Yes, no, maybe, ick?


I got to dyeing again and picked up a pack of chartreuse iDye. I'm sold on this stuff. It dyes so well, no streaking and it washes very well. I still have some RIT, so if I decide not to keep this color, I'm going to use the kelley green I have to tone it down.

September Pattern Showcase!!

Welcome to October! I hope this month is going to be a grand one. I've got employment, prospects, and my etsy store is still humming. I'm adding new items all the time, so things are looking up! Yay!

My addition of patterns this past September was not too bad.
I did get some nice ones, I think.


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