Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: Zipper-Front Dress

Although I do not have a sewing machine, I have quite the backlog of projects from last summer/autumn. This is the zipper front dress from Gretchen Hirsch's popular book, Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. I made it last summer for an outdoor event hosted by my employer. I don't remember precisely which size I made, but… Continue reading Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: Zipper-Front Dress


A Vintage Treasure: 1940’s Glamour

As I was making a quick run-through Goodwill recently, in search of a sewing machine, I decided to make a quick peek at the dresses. The first gown to catch my eye was a lovely, blue-purple lavender with a ruffled neckline and white trim. The skirt looked suspiciously full, so I didn't wait to thoroughly… Continue reading A Vintage Treasure: 1940’s Glamour