Folkwear Patterns · Historical Sewing · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting · Tops and Blouses · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: Folkwear Dirndl Blouse

So my grand plans of having lots of sewing and blogging time in graduate school have obviously not been realized. The most I've had time to do is start an instagram for my professional/school endeavors, which can be found @thesartorialsleuth. So my new goal is that I'm hoping to do a more in depth recap… Continue reading Completed: Folkwear Dirndl Blouse

Accessories Sewing · Bag Making · Dog Under My Desk · Modern Sewing · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting

Completed: Plaid Cross-Body Bag

The week before I was due to move in August, I got the unreasonable idea into my head that I needed a new purse. While I wasn't ready to toss out my old purse, I wanted to have something a bit more professional for any meetings I would need to attend for the upcoming school… Continue reading Completed: Plaid Cross-Body Bag

Accessories Sewing · Bag Making · Modern Sewing · Patterns from Sewing Books · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting · Travel

Completed: Spoonflower Travel Bag

I haven't done much air travel since 2014, but we do a lot of car travel. I am enamored with the idea of matching travel luggage - it seems very sophisticated and evocative of the golden eras of travel (i.e. you've got money enough to travel and to purchase the fancy luggage, plus the fancy… Continue reading Completed: Spoonflower Travel Bag

1960s · McCall's Patterns · Nancy Drew · Skirts · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: McCall’s 5779 (1961)

I am changing tack for MMM. I will still wear me-mades and document it when the occasion comes up, but I'm now using this time to focus on finishing up pieces from my WIPs pile and complete my wardrobe assessment. I did wear this skirt today, though! Last June I started this wrap skirt in… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 5779 (1961)