But for anyone who commented and is still interested in vintage sewing instruction - I have another find and giveaway to come later this summer.
We move along in the fashion timeline about 15 years to 1972 - practically the same book but with some additions and updates, and oh the pictures. Instead of the scary femme fatale eyebrows of the 1958 book we have the equally frightening bell bottoms and Charlie's Angels haircuts of the 70's. Here is just a quick peek.
As this book is sitting here on my desk, I just noticed that they did some strange early photoshop morphing of her hand, so the yellow scissors appears to be growing from her finger. Perhaps that explains her look of amazement. Not very useful, at least for Edward Scissorhands his scissors faced the other way - so he could actually use them.
My current personal project is this Kay Unger Dress, Vogue 1241, Not a designer I am familiar with but I really like the ruching on the side so am giving it a try. For once I made a muslin, just in case it looked really strange on me, but even in the muslin it is quite flattering.
I am using a knit (yes, trying another knit) it is definitely not a jersey. Something I got on line from Fashion Fabrics Club as a remnant, a thin double knit, maybe? In blue-white-black abstract print.
So this I am squeezing in between other projects. Next week I am going to make a blouse in Liberty cotton, copying an existing ready-to-wear blouse that fits the owner perfectly so I will try to do a post on that.
The bees are still as busy as ever in their colony in my backyard. I have spoken to a few local beekeepers to see if anyone will take them away and they all have asked me if they are bothering anyone - well not yet, but it is darn near impossible to get near the apple tree.
Hmm. still pondering this one. After all, they like the same things that I like in the garden, pink flowers and the scent of orange blossoms. Here are some pink flowers that don't get much attention from me, but put on quite a show. Geraniums.