Fall is officially here and Halloween is less than a month away. I have always loved this time of year and figuring out my Halloween costume is always great fun. I have been into the pinup style for a while now and have done the basic pinup costumes; a devil, a sailor, Rosie the Riveter,… Continue reading Easy Halloween Sew – B6413 Part Two
Have you seen the movie Niagara with Marilyn Monroe? Its a classic. Although that iconic pink dress just might be part of what makes the movie. Pinup Girl Clothing has a dress inspired by Marilyn’s but the keyhole bust paired with a front slit is what stopped me from purchasing one for myself. I don't… Continue reading B6413 Pattern Review – With A Twist
Fall in Southern California is mild to say the least. My husband (who is from the East Coast) would tell you it is a joke; but he feels we only get one real season here and misses the four he got on the other side of the country. He is the only person I know… Continue reading Unique Vintage 1950’s De Carlo Dress in Pink Floral Chiffon
Have you seen the adorable watermelon print dresses and skirts from Unique Vintage? I have. The second I saw this dress I wanted it. But the price tag made me hesitate, because let’s be real how often would I really wear a watermelon print dress. So I held off and while scrolling through Pinterest I… Continue reading One In A Melon… Watermelon Dip Dye Tutorial
In my last post I talked about the dresses I have made with Gertie’s B6453 pattern. Today’s post is going to be a variation on that same pattern. I have left the bodice the same, but changed the skirt to make a tiered version that I embellished with some pretty trim. When I was deciding… Continue reading B6453 Pattern Hack – The Tiered Skirt
I have been enamored with Gertie’s (Gretchen Hirsch) patterns for a while now. I own 3 of her pattern books, most of her Butterick pattern line, and am on pins and needles (pun intended) waiting for her line of self published patterns, Patterns By Gertie. However, this particular pattern may just be as close to… Continue reading B6453 Review – 1 Pattern & 6 Dresses Later
I am a twenty something Southern California girl with an affinity for all things retro. My mother would tell you it is because I am an old soul. I am pretty sure my friends think I am striving to be a pinup Martha Stewart. In reality, I am just a very curious person that is… Continue reading Who is Sewcial Dee?