Monday, July 27, 2009

A Spark

My cousin Brittany was married at my mom's house this weekend. The ceremony was small but beautiful. My mom's gardens were gorgeous. The rain held off for the exchanging of vows but didn't hold back during the reception. Luckily, there was a tent. The bride and groom make a quick dash in the rain above. Unfortunately, a raindrop fell right into a crack on my camera... bzzzzt and a whiff of ozone. It hasn't been working right since. I'll have to start camera shopping, oh darn ;-)

currently working on a back to school set to list on ebay.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Want vs Need

I WANT to sew up a cool shirt design I have floatin' about in my noggin with this adorable red/pink polka dot fabric...

but I NEED to lengthen the sleeves on Farmgirl's western shirt for 4h photos tomorrow. Luckily, I have extra cuff fabric otherwise I'd have to sew a whole new shirt.

I also NEEd to embroider up 9 more bridle bags that the 4h equestrian coach has generously donated to the Achievement Day Show. Tomorrow is my day and I'm going to do what I WANT ;-)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Winona part 2

finished up Winona...they turned out super cute. The perfect play pant. Lots of room to move, comfort waistband and a roomy apron/pocket to store treasures! I used some of my Japanese fabric scraps, Baby picked to panda fabric for the apron/pocket and used some great vintage ric rac for the pockets (Thanks Lo!) I didn't get a good picture of the back but it is a curved two piece back leg. It is very flattering. I think I'll be doing these up in the Heather Ross mermaid fabrics next.

Winona...I think I love you

I was up late, late, late working on the Winona pattern for Baby. I think we'll be making many of these. They are turning out A to the Dorable!

Friday, July 17, 2009

1955 part 2

Finished McCall's 2033 sz 4. It was fairly easy to assemble. I was surprised to find it ran big. Vintage patterns generally run smaller than today's counterparts. I had to take in the waistband several inches to fit Baby. She is pleased with her "cock-a-doodle-do" outfit. The split pant cuff was very easy to do and I will be adding that touch to more patterns. Next up on my sewing agenda are the Winona pants!

Thursday, July 09, 2009


The Pledge
I ____Missy______________ pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! Signed__Melissa Milne________________.
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Tuesday, July 07, 2009


my mom was 5. I imagine she wore something like this.

Isn't it adorable? The little details on vintage patterns just delight me.

sideseam pockets...darted front

lined, turn up cuff

Rooster applique!

I can't wait to start on the smock. I can just envision a little girl collecting eggs in those pockets.

giveaway aprons packaged and shipping this afternoon.