The Mindful Wardrobe

By |2019-06-24T06:37:22-04:00June 24th, 2019|1950s Style Fashion, Makes of 2008, Table Cloth Dresses, Uncategorized|

We are all seeing a movement called “Mindful Clothing.” The trend is popping up everywhere again. It’s a few things, fixing and mending what you own, buying handmade clothing, buying vintage, up-cycling and staying away from fast fashion. In the 1940s there was the “Make do and Mend” movement, a time heavily influenced by WWII […]

Let’s Make it for Todays Wear, 1912 Style Frock

By |2018-01-22T07:19:04-04:00January 22nd, 2018|1900s Style Fashion|

Have you ever seen a pattern cover or dress, fell in love with it, only to buy it and realize it was something you would never wear? We have all been there. I bought hundreds of patterns on those 99 cent sales before I realized what my personal style was.  I bought his floor length 1912 […]

Japanese Love Dress

By |2017-02-07T23:14:54-04:00September 28th, 2015|1960s Style Fashion, Makes of 2008, Uncategorized|

This dress remains one of my all time favorites. I used a Project Runway pattern, large buttons, military style tabs, front bib on my bodice, made my own bias tape and color blocked contrasting coordinates on the back of the dress.

Tracy McElfresh

When I made this dress […]