Celebrating Summer and a Season of Sewing
Taking this chance to link up with Patti at Notdeadyetstyle for Visible Monday before her summer hiatus and Stylecrone for Hat Attack #23.
Entire outfit thrifted
This month's finds include this Spenser Jeremy dress, A Mr. Hi's Classic hat and a NWT August Silk burgundy knit top, the lot for a smokin' $8.
Images from the 1945 Book of Sewing
A handy dandy chart for your accessorizing needs and a Pattern of the Day from 1968.
The one in the slate blue outfit is my fav.
My Brother sewing machine has arrived! I have entered the world of computerized sewing. After my Sears 1970s machine went kaput, I had been hand sewing for a number of years.
Always start small and I did, with a pillow project - all materials thrifted (of course) down to the zipper from 1969.
Wa-la pillow with zipper. It was immediately snagged by the Mr.
My readers know my interest in upcycling. Here are a couple of articles about refashioned clothing, Broken-ghost-clothing-recycled-clothing and Remixd-clothing-recycled-fashion-jacquie-tsang.
Sunday's thrift produced this small sewing table ($12.50) and an original acrylic landscape by Marianne Weston ($12.50). I liked the soft touch to her style. After I clean and brighten the frame, it will join my other treasures. Seems Sunday afternoons are the day for artwork to simply fall into my lap.
I even met the donor of the picture. She said she just didn't have any room for it and I said it would go to a home where it would be much loved.
Painting with revitalized frame
What are your summer plans? Stumbled onto any thrifted original artwork lately?