Friday, June 13, 2008

Do You Have a 'Color' Personality?

This might help you find out. Just answer the questions of the quiz and they'll give you a palette you might want to use as inspiration for painting your house.

From How About Orange.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Girls' Dress



Check out those sleeves. Look familiar? They should! The lower, puffy sleeve is really popular right now. I don't understand it. I think it has something to do with watching Popeye as a kid.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Girls' Romper


I used the word romper. The pattern envelope calls this a pantdress or pantjumper. Also on the back of the pattern they use the word 'chubbies' where we would use 'plus-size'. It reminds me of using the word husky, too.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Boys' and Girls' Shirt, Pants, and Shorts


These really look like pajamas to me. They easily could be pajamas, just as there are some of my kids pajamas that can be worn as regular clothes. I can tell you that my kids would never have such nice, neat creases in their pants.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Girls Coat and Hat


The coat is in two lengths and the hat looks warm.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Girls' Jumper, Pants, and Blouse


These pants also have suspenders. Apparently it is a big concern that pants might just fall off. I wonder if it's the old elastics that were the problem.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Girls and Boys: Jodphurs




No--seriously. Jodphurs. Was there a time in fashion when jodphurs were worn when you weren't actually on a horse or going to be on a horse? If my little boy ever takes horse-back riding lessons, I'll be to whip him up a pair of these and try not to be too upset when he refuses to wear them. Note that they come with optional suspenders!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Boys


It's the Super-70s Formal Overall Suit! First of all, check out the width of the legs of those pants. Second of all, I think the white long-sleeved shirt shown here--with the ruffles--is either gender confused (I had to double check that the pattern was just for boys) or a little kids version of the super-ruffly tuxedo shirts that my aunt has in her wedding photo (rainbow pastels even). One of the suggested fabrics is velveteen. So just imagine your little cutie boy in a white ruffled shirt, blue velveteen wide-legged overalls with a matching jacket with chains and I'm transported back in time!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Boys' Robe


I think robe patterns are really too complicated. I hate putting all of that effort into clothing that is almost never seen. Though I do buy robes every year! The kids really do enjoy wearing them after showers. And there is one that looks like a beach cover-up.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Girl and Boy Toddlers


Finally something I can use with my current little baby boy. He's 5 months now and wears a 12 month outfit, so I figure he'll be able to use this next summer.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Vintage Sewing Pattern for Toddlers Coat, Dress and Panties

How short do they make these dresses that they need matching panties? Of course, once you've seen little kids playing you know you see their bottoms all the time. May as well make them as cute as possible.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Vintage Toddler Jumper with Attached Apron and Blouse

How cute. Too bad both my girls are actually too big for this pattern. It looks very folksy.