• Mirandomness,  Sewing,  Vintage Style

    Prepping for “Sewbatical 2019”

    Sewbatical 2018 didn’t happen. I might have been dead, I mean I think I had severe bronchitis and was drugged into semi-consciousness. I believe I was hibernating like a bear and not the least bit productive. Unless you count my coughs; they were productive….ew. This spring break will be different; no chest x-rays this year! Instead, my new Bernina and I will be sewing some new skirts, tops, and dresses. The goal: SYS or sew your stash. I am requiring any new projects to come from my stash of fabrics. This means I need to take stock of my past purchases, assess yardage, plan projects, and prewash everything. I’ve been…

  • Mirandomness,  Sewing,  Vintage Style

    October-Dress

    I’ve been in the throws of getting ready for vacation.  Fella and I decided to take our first real vacation off season to avoid droves of tourists.  Historically when we’ve traveled it has been to see family and friends or because the Fella has a conference in a city that sounds cool.  The former is fun.  The latter mostly consists of me sight-seeing while Fella works and while that is fun for me, it doesn’t do much for us in the way of quality time.  For 2016, we have decided to go to Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia.  Self-Stitch-September (which fell apart again, due to the Death Plague) means…

  • Mirandomness,  Sewing,  Vintage Style

    I’m Back….Sorta

    This rather unimpressed photo was taken the night before I was stricken with the Dallas Death Plague of 2016.  A mechanical failure meant that I was grounded for an extra two hours.  I arrived back in Houston, went to the Vintage Market Preview party and woke up with a nasty chest tightness, cough, and fever.   I’m still sort of making a comeback. I tried to sit down at the sewing machine to finish up a UFO and start on my dressing gown.  I got a few minutes in and started feeling exhausted (this is what happens when you get rid of your fever, drag yourself to work for two…