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Month: August 2019

Sewing Journey: Fit & Flare Dress

Sewing Journey: Fit & Flare Dress

You know those projects that end up being more involved and time consuming than you had planned and become an epic journey of learning, failing, and occasionally succeeding? My summer journey involved sewing- learning fundamental techniques while increasing my ability to sew from patterns. Although […]

Retro Beach Attire

Retro Beach Attire

During my 10 Decades in 10 Days Fashion Challenge, I experienced first hand what people may have worn during summers in the past. As I had two beach trips planned during the ten day period, I had to come up with beach-appropriate-but-still-vintage-inspired outfits! Needless to […]

Fashion Challenge: 10 Decades in 10 Days

Fashion Challenge: 10 Decades in 10 Days

As the title indicates, I gave myself an extended fashion challenge. For ten days, I would wear outfits inspired by the decades between 1910 and 2000. Realistically, I couldn’t aim for historical accuracy, as most of my “historical” clothing is homemade or thrifted. I also […]

The One Hour Dress: Day 2

The One Hour Dress: Day 2

As you may conclude from the title of this and last week’s posts, the vintage “One Hour Dress” pattern has required more time than its name would suggest. Since I have much to learn about sewing, I have chalked this and several similar projects up […]