1940s style halter top recreation.

Hi everyone!

Hope your week was good and you are gearing up for the weekend!
I am so booked this weekend, going to a vegan festival tomorrow, working, and seeing friends.

One friend I saw this past week asked me to help her with her costume for her dance performance at Camp Hollywood this weekend. She's part of the JR LA  Shag team and she needed to have a top remade to work with her partner's costume.

She brought in this rayon halter that was super cute and with a few modifications (because the new fabric was cotton) I drafted a pattern off the blouse and was able to make her blouse.

The fabric I got to work with was this cute Hawaiian/Tiki novelty print with these super tan surfer boys!

1970s flappy/newsboy hat

Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend.

I spent my weekend drafting a pattern and making a slew of hats.


The Leigh-Ann is available!

Hi ho everyone!

Posting an update that my newest vintage repro pattern, The Leigh-Ann is available in my etsy store!

The PDF is available ASAP, and the paper version has been sent to the printers. I expect it to start shipping by the first week in September (fingers crossed).

Okay, back to sewing work!
#yaysewing



In Memoriam: dog edition

Hey all, hope your week is going well.
Things have been so crazy for me lately. It seems like I'm saying that a lot, right? I don't know what it is with this year, but I just can't catch up. Whether it be work, or chasing rent, or people in my life or anything else, seems like I'm living the one step forward, two steps back creed.

And to top it all off, my beautiful Handsome Man of 7 years, Brian, crossed over to the rainbow bridge last Thursday.

It was quick. He got bloat, and I wasn't going to put a 9 year old bull mastiff through any type of surgery, so I made the tough decision to let him go.

It all happened within 2 hours. Two hours from happy old man, to at the vet saying goodbye.

Sigh.

So now that my best friend is gone, I'm forcing myself to double down on everything.
Sorry I've been so MIA on this blog. Sorry I've said all this before. Life can be a mother fucker, ya know?!

Here is a picture of my lovely handsome man.
I miss him bunches.

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