Virginia Historical Society: “Dressing Downton” Exhibit

When I heard that the Virginia Historical Society was hosting a Downton Abbey display, Iย was thrilled. Since learning how to sew, I have started paying much more attention to clothing designs, and construction. The thought of seeing some of these gorgeous costumes up close, was exciting. Thankfully, I did have the opportunity to visit the… Continue reading Virginia Historical Society: “Dressing Downton” Exhibit


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