Monthly Archives: March 2013

McCall's 5437 (1960)

Spring is in the air?

As many across North America are asking that same question – due to a sudden cold snap in March, I am thinking about my summer wardrobe. It’s something I routinely neglet to think about until the season has arrived and … Read More

The finished cover.

DIY: Sleeveboard Cover

As much as i love using vintage sewing supplies, sometimes they need a little love. My sleeveboard’s fabric cover was wearing through at the edges, so I decided to make a new one. Using the old cover as a pattern, … Read More

Wallet by Heather Lee Bea. Twill outer with embroidered scissor logo.

Me Project: New Wallet!

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally made myself a new wallet. The old one was a remnant of my belt purse system. I had a wallet pocket and a cell phone pocket with built in belt loops … Read More

Springtime tote from thrifted printed canvas and cotton webbing.

Quick Spring Tote

As the weather is finally improving here, I wanted to do some instant gratification projects in the ongoing attempt to whittle down the fabric stash. As many tote bags as I have made/aquired, there always seems to be need for … Read More

Heather Lee Bea business card holder. Embroidered scissors logo on unbleached muslin.

Me Project: Business Card Holder

This is another project I’ve been meaning to make for myself for awhile. I used to keep my business cards in my wallet, but that makes it unnecessarily full. Plus, things tend to get shuffled around more and the cards … Read More

Embroidered Linen tea towels by Heather Lee Bea. 'pamplemousse' detail.

Lost & Found: Embroidered Tea Towels

As much as it can be difficult to start a major organizing stint, one of the best rewards is rediscovering things. I had actually been thinking about these long lost tea towels recently. For the life of me I could … Read More

The Little Book of Schiaparelli - front cover.

My Library: The Little Book of Schiaparelli

This is a relatively recent addition to my collection of fashion history books. I’ve been aware of Elsa Schiaparelli’s work for some time, but recently started to do more in depth research about her career as a fashion innovator. This … Read More

Placemat edging detail

Home: Atomic Print Placemats

The Boy and I recently traded in our kitschy pink top 50s dining table for a proper grown up teak number with matching chairs. It is lovely but I live in constant fear of damaging it… So time for some … Read More

vintage notions - detail

Thrift Store Lovelies II

Another quick post to share some fun finds! The shoulder pads are hard to date – the woman on the front looks like she’s from the 1940s, but often packaging remains constant – still interesting though. Wide belting – I … Read More