February 4, 2013 by Janna Roznos
I am currently working on Amelia blouse from Burda Modern Vintage.
I receive this book as a birthday gift (from myself!) last December and have been eager to make something from it.
The blouse is a 1930’s inspired design:
I had fabric from my stash that I was going to use, but yesterday I went to The original Vintage Fashion Expo in Santa Monica:
And I saw this at one of the vendors:
And, I had to get it. It wasn’t inexpensive. (Nothing is cheap in Santa Monica) but I thought it would be perfect for this thirties inspired blouse.
Besides the fabric for the Amelia blouse, I also purchased this fabric:
Which, I have no plans for so it will just go into my stash – for now.
I also, bought these patterns, which I am not sure would qualify as ‘vintage’ but nonetheless I am calling them that.
I enjoy looking ‘vintage patterns’ and several vendors at the show had boxes of them. I am always intrigued with the art work and the styles but I do try to only buy patterns that I have the potential to sew for myself. So I only purchased these two.
The last two weeks here have been in a word: CRAZY!
However, I think the family turmoil has settled down a bit (or maybe I am just getting used to it?) and hopefully I can get reacquainted with my sewing machine sometime this week and finish some of my projects.