Friday, April 13, 2012
This post is separate from the previous just because it's not really related. Basically, to catch up on the past year - had a baby, changed jobs, moved in with in-laws. Fun times are had by all. Our stuff is scattered hither and yon between our bedroom, basement storage and a storage locker. My vintage stuff should all be in the house, mostly upstairs to avoid festering in the basement, but it's hard to tell. Space is at a premium and some things just can't avoid the basement. I can't find a lot of my fabric. I just can't remember where it was put. I have some lovely vintage tropical rayon with fun novelty coconut buttons.... where, oh where are you?! Time is precious now that my commute is over an hour one way and I have a child to spend time with. I'm aiming to use up vacation time at the end of the month and get started on some muslins for summer dresses. I have three dresses I want to tackle and all will need adjustments. I don't usually have the patience for a muslin, but when I plan on cutting up vintage fabric, I force myself to avoid costly, irreparable mistakes. Hopefully soon I will have some vintage sewing goodness to post!
Linen handbag and straw shoulder bag from Rue23 Vintage on Etsy. I am always looking for shoulder bags. It's so inconvenient trying carry a handbag around. I am still considering buying a purse pattern and making one! The straw bag will be perfect for this summer, no?