Monday, March 7, 2011

Fraternal Twins and MMM Day 5

In the absence of sewing, I've been spending a lot of time looking on eBay and Etsy.  I was mostly looking for patterns, and I found a blouse one I loved, but when I went to purchase it, it was money order only.  What a bummer.  There's no way I'm driving to the bank on my lunch hour to get a money order.  Instead, I decided to look for some vintage blouses, and I came across this guy:


It is the fraternal twin to my swimsuit!


The strangest part is they aren't even the same brand!  I love it when I come across a vintage piece similar to one of my own.

Other things I did this weekend in place of sewing:
  • Spa treatments!  I got a facial, a pedicure, and my eyebrows waxed. 
  • Coffee!  I met my sister and a friend at a cafe and had coffee and caught up.
  • Cooking!  I made corned beef on Saturday (St. Patty's Day tradition) and enchiladas on Sunday.
  • Netflix!  I watched 4 episodes of Say Yes to the Dress.
  • Laundry!  I did a billion loads and I actually folded them and put them away.
I also went out on Saturday for a friend's birthday, and in honor of Me-Made March, I wore this little number I whipped up a few weeks ago.


KIDDING! I actually cheated and did not wear something homemade, which turned out to be a really good thing.  As I was leaving the restaurant, I brushed against a corner of a booth which had really sharp wood splinters and snagged the hell out of my dress.  I'm so glad I was just wearing a cheapie thing from Target and not something I loved, because it's ruined.  I can salvage it by shortening it into a top, at least.

I also shipped off the 40's skirt I made for another blogger.  I hope she likes it!  I've never made clothes for someone else before, so it was a little nerve-wracking and definitely brought out my inner perfectionist.


I used vintage crepe for the skirt and vintage silk for the lining, and trimmed it with white lace.  Lastly, I used a carved shell button from my collection.


Tonight I would normally be doing tons of sewing since my husband doesn't get home until 7:30.  Instead, I am going to stop at my favorite vintage store to see if there's something I can't live without, and then I'm going to finish packing for Mexico.

A replacement for the piece I broke on my machine is already on the way from eBay, so hopefully I will be back in business when I get back from vacation!


  1. You have great style. I love your swimsuit. It's vintage, right? I am trying to make one up, I love that it covers but doesn't look "granny style". I also love, love your pink/peach color dress. Everything you have sewn looks professional and looks great on you. You definitely have an eye for fit and sewing!

  2. How much fun you have found a shirt with the same fabric as your swimsuit! I am following your MMM what a great source of inspiration.