Watching Old Movies, And Drooling Over the Clothing

I have been on an old movie watching kick lately and I tend to lean towards the comedies. I love the era when vaudeville is still transforming in to movie performance. I also love the hat era. Everyone used to wear hats and I love it!

Road to Rio (1947): Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

Dorothy Lamour is a rich woman whose evil, fabulously dressed Auntie, Gale Sondergaard, is hypnotizing her into marrying a fortune hunter. You know, like you do. Two showbiz stowaways on a stop her from leaping from the ship, in fabulous white gown, as her own erratic behavior has caused her to become suicidal. Many people are hyponotized, the Andrews Sisters sing with Bing, and Bob dresses up as Carmen Miranda. Essentially everything I enjoy in a silly movie!

Lamour 1947 Road to Rio (2)

The dress she is going to commit suicide in. It’s gorgeous!


This unreal black lace and tulle fantasy!

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January 21, 2017 – Women’s March on St. Louis

This post is about reflection and a little soapboxing! Please feel free to move on if you don’t want to read this. I will totally get it! All comments are moderated and I will not publish anything hateful. Back to sewing in a couple of days!

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.



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Sew House Seven: Toaster Sweater #1 aka Turtle Sweater

Oh man, all through November and December I had a cough that I could not shake! I have been looking at all the cozy coats and sweaters that people have been making and I decided I needed one of my own. I have had my eye on the Toaster Sweater #1 from Sew House Seven for a while. I finally decided to take the plunge and bought the pattern. It looks like the warmest sweater and it is a little edgy with that neck piece!


Of course I knew that the model would have a MUCH longer neck than I do, but it’s been so cold I took a chance on it anyway. Let me tell you, this sweater went through about 3 weeks of tweaking and altering to get it to fit! I think it works on me and most importantly it is very warm!

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