Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Brooch

I took a break from sewing yesterday and went to the City-wide garage sale. I have to say that it is not what it used to be. It used to be some really cool junk and some great deals on great stuff. Now you have to pay $7.00 to park, $4-5 to get in, small cokes are $3.50, and it's basically an antique show with some cool junk thrown in. Not to mention the "vintage" stuff mixed in like wall phones and t-shirts from the 70's. Really? I mean I'm not that old and they were selling stuff I used to have and wear and use for ungodly expensive prices!

But I did find a couple of things. First is a great hair brooch, C clasp, but some enamel missing, not very large.

I also found an old box. Nothing fancy, just a box that at one time had a key. I'll need to see if my cedar chest key works on it. It'll be great for storing things for living history.

Back to sewing.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Dress done

Well, almost, just need to put on the hem tape. My camera battery died, so pictures will be forthcoming. Now on to the corded petticoat. This is the one I want to reproduce. Maybe with not so many rows of cording.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


The sleeves are in; now for the skirt.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The piping is completed, now for the sleeves.