Thursday, September 27, 2012

Illness has laid me low!

A week ago I started out a project.

With this:

And this:

But it's still not done! Eight gores, one zip, a facing, and a hem, and it's still not done. In fact, it's looked like this...

...for most of the last three days, while I've sat and convalesced.

 I'm disappointed in my immune system.

You see, I've gotten a new job in the corporate world. My last job required a uniform, so I didn't need a good, professional wardrobe. Since I got the news about the new job a month ago it's been a scramble to get my clothes in order. Right now I'm heavy on cotton day dresses and flannel skirts, but light on crepe blouses and business-like skirts. So mad sewing has occurred, and now I have enough to get me through the first month and plenty of fabric to make things to get me through the rest of it.

I won't lie, I like the pressure.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"OH! You look like "Mad Men"!

Not that I have any problem with Mad Men. But you're twenty years too late, honey. The ones who tell us we look like I Love Lucy are closer to the mark, but I'd rather hear Rita Hayworth, personally.

 The other night we were taking a walk on the other side of the river, and we stopped outside the old Woolworth's here in town to talk to a friend of the Mister's. It's been converted into a music venue, but still has the tiled name by the front door. One of the musicians who was playing that night told us we looked just like we'd stepped out of the thirties. I high-fived him, and was pleased that finally, someone got the era right.

All this to say, the vintage lifestyle is fun, and the response is always super positive. But seriously, no one knows a darn thing about history anymore.