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 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…

Random Fun Wednesday – Vintage Style, Hair & Ads!

For whatever (awesome) reason, this week has been full of lots of great articles about vintage style! I’m always excited to hear about it, whenever and where ever (as long as they’re for it), so I’m passing along some of the vintage delights! First up, one of the more well-known icons of the 50s and…

Vintage Sewing Pattern Extravaganza!

So, I was casually scrolling on the Facebook yesterday, and saw a post by We Sew Retro about a version of Simplicity 1795 done by Miss Allie Mass. Well, her version looked so nice, and the pattern seemed pretty simple/straightforward, so I immediately sought out a copy via Etsy. As some of you may know, vintage patterns…

Re-purposing A China Cabinet for Jewelry Display!

Happy Friday!!! Among my many crafty projects is one I’ve recently undertaken to become more efficient, as well as more fabulous! I re-purposed my grandmother’s China cabinet from its latest incarnation (basically a liquor cabinet, sorry MeeMaw), into a lovely display case for (most of) my jewelry, and some other pretty things! My maternal grandmother…

“21 Beauty Secrets Southern Belles Swear By”

Thought I would share this piece by The Huffington Post‘s Style section, and just save us all a ton of time! They have been kind enough to poll their massive following for beauty tips, and I’m all about it! Apparently we’re still operating under the ultra-dramatic shadow of Gone with the Wind, a movie I cannot…

Vintage-Style Photo Shoot!

About two years ago, I decided it was time to capture my gorgeous, vivacious essence in a vintage-style pin up photo shoot with Dynamite Dames Photography. I was living in the DFW area at the time, and thought it would be a fun, fabulous opportunity to have my hair and makeup done and encapsulate my…

Bette Davis

Inspired by this article on HuffPo, I decided to feature one of my (many) vintage style icons: Bette Davis! Over the span of her career, she mastered the changing styles like none other. Not only smart and incredibly talented, she co-founded the “Hollywood Canteen” during WWII, was the first female president of the Academy of…

Pants: Yay or Nay?

Inspired by the unrelenting heat, and the above exquisite photo of Vivian Leigh, I wore pants to work today. I don’t often do this, partially because I find putting on a dress is easier than pairing a top with pants, and also because I own a finite amount of them. Like, two pair that fit…