I've been absent from the blog for a few months, having finally popped back in during February to share my scary slippers. I started a new job last fall and it's been a huge time suck--much greater than I'd anticipated. Add a few book deadlines to the mix and, well, something had to give. Yes....it was housework.
During this time of settling into the job and being terrorized by deadlines, however, I have become deeply involved in a new hobby that allows my brain some vacation time--I collect and sew vintage patterns.
If you will be kind enough to understand that the pattern illustrations are purposely elongated, and my body is the opposite of elongated, I'll share with you some of the patterns I've collected and sewn over the past year.
From the early 1930s:
From the early 1940s:
From the 1950s:
The more compact reality:
My next project is also from the 1940s. I plan to start it next week.
I'm thinking of making an entire vintage wardrobe to wear to RWA Nationals this year. Of course, I also have to write a few books and finish the school year at the same time, however I'm hopeful that I may be able to pull it off. (If you're interested in following my progress, please join me on my sewing blog.)
It's great to be back!