Monthly Archives: August 2010

Cotton Candy Dress

The 70s are back. This time almost every fashion trend of the time is incarnate in one dress. OK, not quite, but it’s a doozy. Everything about this dress alludes to the 70s: the Grecian-style, the crinkly, accordion pleats, the … Continue reading

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I Love the ’80s Dress

It’s time to show the ‘80s some love, with this dress by Paquette Too. When I saw this little beauty hanging at the thrift store, I was immediately drawn to it. As soon as my eyes glimpsed the sliver of … Continue reading

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Retro Remix Twin Dresses

Today we have a two-fer. That’s right, dear readers, I adopted twins. These dresses appear to have been handmade. I can say with almost complete certainty that they were birthed in the ‘60s, because of several indicators: the dolman sleeves, … Continue reading

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“Let’s Go Sailing” Asymmetrical Colorblock Top

Today’s piece was inspired by a napkin. Yes, a napkin. This napkin to be exact… The colors and shapes in the pattern of this napkin made the wheels in my head start turning. It was pretty late at night, but … Continue reading

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The Deborah Dress

My birthday was wonderful! I wore my birthday sundress, and my sister made me a cake in the shape of a dress. She is so creative! They even got Little Mermaid plates for the cake. I may have had those … Continue reading

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Birthday Sundress

Since my birthday is tomorrow (Sunday), one of my projects for today was to make a sundress to wear for my birthday. This is what I had to work with… I really like the pattern on this dress. The floral … Continue reading

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The Little Mermaid Dress

I made this dress for my sister Ashley. It’s a M/L, so it doesn’t fit me quite right. I just haven’t had a chance to give it to her, and take a picture of her wearing it. It was made … Continue reading

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The Clarissa Skirt/Jumper

This dress is early ‘90s fashion at its best. All I need is some loud leggings, and I would be set. I actually kind of like the dress as it is. With a pair of tights, boots and a belt, … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music

My husband’s aunt was visiting us this weekend. So, we went out to several antique stores on Saturday. This is what I came home with. I thoroughly enjoy wandering around antique stores, but sadly my husband never has. However, we … Continue reading

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DIY Kitchen Curtains

After searching fruitlessly for some curtains for my kitchen window that would (1) fit properly, and (2) look like I wanted, I recently convinced myself to make them. I don’t particularly enjoy making things for the house—like blankets, curtains and … Continue reading

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