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The happiest girl in the world March 23, 2010

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Last week I acquired some old fabric from Katy, the author of Creating Misericordia, which has made me the happiest girl in the world.

If you’re unfamiliar with Creating Misericordia, you should definitely check it out.  Katy takes excellent photos, takes on some epic projects and as previously stated, has made me a very happy girl.

The arrival of these fabrics, and spring, have motivated me to get out my sewing machine.  I decided to make another New Look skirt, which for some reason, was much more difficult the second time.  The waistband on the first skirt I made is kind of awkward, so I tried to fix it this time, but was unsuccessful.  This is either due to me missing out on something with the pattern construction, which is probably the case, or it’s just a cheap pattern.

Coincidentally, I picked up some Rowan Bamboo in Antique Rose that goes really well with the pink in the fabric, so by the end of the summer, I should have a lovely outfit.  Although, I am not waiting to wear the skirt until I knit a top; I will be wearing the skirt often.


Mark your calendar if you love vintage! September 3, 2009

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It’s a ways off, so mark your calendar.  The Vintage Fair will showcase 40 stalls of vintage and retro fashion along with other fun kitsch stuff, like homewares (personally, I have my fingers crossed for finding a Pepto-Bismol pink vintage telephone).

Additionally, there are still some stalls open if you think you may have something to sell.

Here is more information about The Vintage Fair in Manchester (directions included).

Here is more information about The Vintage Fair in general.