For those that like to participate in historical reenactments will know that background is very important. I love vintage fashions, but learning about those is not enough. I need to immerse myself in the period to really understand the people and the times so I can better present myself as legitimately coming out of the period.
I like being able to connect with other people who love sewing and love vintage and love the WWII era specifically. One of the ways that I do that is by reading Emily's blog Emily's Vintage Visions, and Emily has consented to do a blog interview with me! I will let her introduce herself as she can do it much better than I.
This book has been on my wishlist for a long time now. When it came down in price recently, I decided that it was time to own this book. I was glad to see that Jessica of Chronically Vintage reviewed the book a few years back and really liked it.
Every year my family enjoys going to our local county fair. We enjoy watching the 4-H animal shows, petting the animals, seeing friends that we only seem to see at the fair, and also seeing how our projects came out in the open class exhibits.
Part of the paraphernalia I have relating to WWII are ration books and ration tokens. I was very interested to learn about the American ration system.
I enjoy learning all about the 1940's, including the letter writing going back and forth during the war. I thought I would share some of what I have learned, and some of the "letters" that I and my brother wrote to demonstrate what letter writing was like during the war. (None of the letters are real)
This is one of the newest releases from Melody Miller with Cotton + Steel from the collection Trinkets. I thought this fabric with all the spools of thread would make a wonderful novelty print 1940's dress.
I will admit that I am a just a bit of a bookworm. Okay, okay, a really big bookworm. I have books stacked unconventionally on my bookshelf (which is over 5 feet tall). Not surprisingly my love of antiques/vintage goes into books as well. Things like old books are useful from a living historian perspective.
I have been adding to my fabric stash over the last few months, and I haven't shared for quite awhile my latest purchases. Since there is quite a large stash, I will separate this into two posts: one for rayon, and one for cotton prints. I might as well start with the two rayon prints above. I bought these matching rayon challis prints to make skirts for my Etsy shop. The blue has already been cut and sewn. All the skirts are just waiting to have elastic stuck in the waistband. The black is still waiting to be cut.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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