Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Upcoming Sewing Events

Does anyone else have the opening music to Gertie's Sew Retro class stuck in their head? So snazzy! Wouldn't it be fun to make your own mini movie version in different dresses dancing around in place like that? Or hailing a cab in NYC?


Have you signed up for this class? I can't wait to make it, although I also have no idea where I'll wear it! Kind of a revealing neckline on me, but we shall see...

And, hey, if you're joining Peter for MPB Day in NYC perhaps I'll see you there! At this point, I'm planning on being there as I have family and friends to visit as well.

On a side note, I've been told the comments section on tis blog hasn't been working. I think someone mentioned on the Sew Weekly Sewing Circle forum that Blogger has been having a problem of late with this. Hopefully, it's been fixed, I'm not sure what else it could be??

Over and out, folks!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thrifty (and Not-So-Thrifty) Finds

Last weekend I visited a friend in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Little towns and villages popped up around the countryside, and every once in awhile we'd pass an abandoned century-old building that'd make me wonder just how long it had been sitting there vacant. We checked out a couple of main streets with brick buildings no more than a story or two high, a definite sleepy Southern town vibe to it.

...Thrifty Finds...
Ever since I started sewing I've loved visiting sewing-related stores when I travel. There was one antiques store we wandered into that had a bunch of different stalls. At the back of the store I spotted it -- a basket of sewing patterns! Jackpot, I thought to myself. I came away with two patterns, a knit wrap dress from 1972 (McCalls 3080) and a skirt from 1982 (Simplicity 5454). Unfortunately, the wrap dress is a few sizes too big for me, but I couldn't pass it up for $1. I also grabbed a bag filled with bias tape, piping, lace, etc.

1972 Wrap Dress (the styling on this one is so cute!); 1982 skirt