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1953 was a very good year

In 1953, Queen Elizabeth was crowned, Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected US president, the polio vaccine was developed, Playboy magazine featured Marilyn Monroe on it’s first cover, sugar rationing ended in the UK and Ian Fleming published Casino Royale, the … Continue reading

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Simple 1

Older second-time brides can be so easy to work with. They want classic lines and good fit. This bridesmaid dress fits the bill and it came with straps that we could use to make things secure. The skirt needed hemming … Continue reading

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Lace From 1973

The phone call went like this, “I have my mother’s wedding dress and I’m getting married in May and I have had a little trouble getting the zipper up”. I assured her that most dresses can be saved with a … Continue reading

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Ponte Dresses

Two years ago when I was visiting Southern California, I was able to have a sewing weekend with my youngest daughter and we made this dress with Very Easy Vogue 8630. At the time, we bought ponte knit from JoAnn’s … Continue reading

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Too Big for the Suitcase

Since my last post, things went downhill quickly health-wise. On the Sunday morning, I ended up in the Urgent Care Center/Emergency unable to take a deep breath and an unending tight cough and fever. Thankfully, I was able to be … Continue reading

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Craigslist Finds

I like to troll Craigslist for all sorts of crafty things. I have bought 2 sergers and blindhemmer and fabrics in the past and I have sold many things on there too. It is also a great way to get … Continue reading

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Nancy Fashions and Soup

What does a girl need on a cold Winter night? How about a new robe made from thick knit sweatshirt fabric? Nancy had this grey fabric just waiting to be a robe, so using Very Easy Vogue 9232 and a … Continue reading

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