New Dress! Retro Butterick 5880!

Woohoo! I’ve got a new dress, and it’s gorgeous! In a continuation of my life being photographed in vintage and vintage-style dresses, here are the results of about 8 hours of sewing fun! As I’ve said, I love working with fun cotton fabric, because it tends to be less expensive and so easy to work…

Vintage Hat & Modeling Brunch 2.0

As promised, here’s a gorgeous sampling of my fabulous models in these dresses I made! These are some super great lookin’ ladies, and I’ve tried to match up the original pattern pictures to give y’all an idea of how amazing these dresses look IRL! I am completely in love with every single lady in these…

Fabulous Vintage Hat Brunch!

Thanks to a delightful selection of the gracious people I’m fortunate enough to call my friends, I was recently able to host a super successful vintage hat/modeling brunch! It was not only totally fashionable, but also expertly recorded for posterity! Future generations, be aware that we were gorgeous and amazing. First, we gathered in the…

Happy Birthday, Betty White!

One of my favorite acresses, and a truly wonderful lady, she’s turning 92 today! A red letter day, too, because it’s Michelle Obama’s 50th! Another fab lady who’s aging gracefully, and has made quite an impact during her tenure as First Lady! As amazing as our current FLOTUS is, however, she is no Betty White!…

Golden Globes Frocks that Rocked!

Those of you who did not catch the 71st Annual HFP Golden Globes last night are likely being inundated with the results, flubs, and fashion today. While I do have intense opinions about some actors, hair and makeup, and the majesty that is Tina Fey and Amy Poehler together on stage being amazing, I’ll keep…

Vintage Vogue 1940s Scissors Dress!

It has been too long since I sewed a dress! My patchwork Sally dress for Halloween took an enormous amount of effort, and then the holidays happened, so recently I decided to remedy this by making a simple pattern with a fun print! I have an armoire full of fabrics, but most of them are…

Happy Birthday, Elvis!

On this day, January 8th, 1935, a poor little baby child was born in the ghetto of Tupelo, Mississippi. That child, Elvis Aaron Presley, grew up influenced by gospel and country songs, and eventually changed rock n’ roll music forever. As I have mentioned, I super LOVE Elvis. His voice, and animal magnetism made him an incredible…

Winter Wonderland Wardrobe!

It’s (temporarily) winter time in Houston! It’s a good/ridiculous twenty-odd degrees colder than it ought to be, and Day After Tomorrow kinds of cold all over the Northeast and the Midwest, so let’s talk about flaunting those cold weather clothes that normally hide in the closet like little fabric hermits! Ok, so I know there are…

Toothy Jewelry – Beautifully Macabre

Happy New Year!!! So far, my 2014 has involved rad partying, and dental surgery. Obviously, I am a classy lady, and a bit of an opportunist, therefore, I fully intend to create a gorgeous necklace out of this, (hopefully) the only tooth I will have forcibly removed from my head. The results of a quick…

Farewell, 2013!

Well, it’s almost the beginning of a new year! Welcome back to the office, if you’re at work again. (Sorry, I am, too.) Those of you still lolling around the house, go take a shower! Wash off the post-Christmas crust, and go have a drink with someone who isn’t in your family. For everyone: WHAT ARE…