I have a bit of a fabric obsession. What I feel is my one saving quality is that when I buy fabric I buy it with a project in mind, such as I want to make a dress out of this (specifics unknown), or I want to make this specific design out of that.*** The problem is that I buy the fabric and then have to store it until I manage to get around to that project. The other problem is that I can't really "shop my stash" so to speak when I have a new project in mind. I usually have to go buy more because the rest has been spoken for. :)
Leimomi of The Dreamstress, one of my favorite sewing/historical fashion blogs, recently made a call for pattern testers for her pattern line, Scroop Patterns. I jumped at the chance to join the rolls of potential pattern testers.
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.
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.
Fabrics are an important part of getting a truly vintage look. Enter the book Forties Fabric by Joy Shih.
I recently bought the book Style Me Vintage 1940s by Liz Tregenza. This was a nice quick read for me.
Last week I received a package in the mail from Chronically Vintage's Etsy shop. I have been getting to know Jessica Cangiano through her blog, the wonderful comments we exchange. and through email. I have ordered from her before and was very happy to do so again.
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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