Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Me-Made-May '15: Days 17-26

Dear Readers,

          Photographer Sister is temporarily out of town, so for the next while please forgive the tripod and remote pictures. I understand that they are not the best, but one must do what must be done! Here are the next few outfits:

Day 17:

Refashioned skirt, denim button-up shirt, and white tank-top.
Shoes: Payless

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Me-Made-May: Days 11-16

Dear Readers,
      Here are my outfits from this past week:

Day 11:

I thought I had pictures for this day, but apparently I do not. I cannot even remember what I wore.

Day 12:

Unblogged Wearing History Sweetheart Overalls

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Me-Made-May: Days 3 - 10

Dear Readers,

     I have had one crazy busy week, and this week is shaping up to be even crazier and busier! Here are my outfits for Me-Made-May days 3 - 10:

Day 3:

Monday, May 11, 2015

Brijee Patterns Makes A Debut: The Linden Lady

Dear Readers,
         I have a rather exciting post for today. I have long aspired to participate in the various pattern testing opportunities that pop up every now and then throughout the sewing pattern world. I signed up for as many testing lists as I can find, and was nearly able to try a Jennifer Lauren pattern. Unfortunately, the list was filled up before I saw it. Imagine my delight when I saw that Brigid Boyer of the Boyer Family Singers was looking for testers! I signed up as quickly as I could and managed to squeak in at the very end. Hooray! I can unashamedly admit that I did a happy dance when I was accepted. Yes, my sister thought that I had thoroughly lost it. I did not care.

          Without further ado, allow me to introduce the lovely Linden Lady:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Color Recipes for Spring - Butterick 6018

Dear Readers, 
           I decided to participate in Emily's Color Recipes for Spring contest at the very end. As I have mentioned before, I have been terribly busy, and I did not think that I would be able to come up with an entry. (I also forgot about it until Esther from Dolly Creates mentioned it in one of her recent posts.) Needless to say, I found time. . . After Emily extended the deadline by three days. Seriously, I would not have been able to consider participating if she had not done that. So, thank you Emily!

        I originally spotted this fabric at my local Joann store some time ago. Being the poor child that I am, the $6/yd price was far out of my range. I do not make a habit of buying fabric that is over $2 or $3 per yard. This does limit my choices to the red tag clearance section and to excellent sales that pop up every now and then, but it has never been a problem. Until now. . .

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Me-Made-May '15: Days One and Two

Dear Readers,
      It is that time of year again. Me-Made-May '15 is up and running! Here is my official pledge:
      'I, Emily of Vintage Dreamer, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I shall endeavour to wear at least one piece of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2015'

The first two days have already come and gone. For Day One I wore my first variation of Simplicity 1460: 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring For Cotton: Emerald Pastille Hack

Dear Readers,
        I didn't even realize it. My blog is a year old. How did that happen? My first post went live on April 28, 2014 as a result of the much-lauded Me-Made-May that is hosted by Zoe. While this post is not written for the purpose of waxing eloquent over the things I have learned, I did want to mention the happy fact that I have managed to stick with my blog for a year. Unlike the countless journals/diaries that I have begun only to toss them to the side within a few weeks (at the most!), I have remained faithful (albeit sporadically) to this bit of online presence. I can say with all honesty that my experience has been entirely enjoyable!
        Moving on!
   I decided that this year I was going to participate in Rochelle's Spring for Cotton sew-a-long. I had many glamourous plans. They did not work out. Instead of being able to introduce a self-drafted dress with the intent of impressing all and sundry; I am quite willing to allow the credit and "glory" go to the very experienced and hardworking independent pattern company: Colette Patterns.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Purple Gingham and Wisteria: Simplicity 1699

Hello Dear Readers,
   Today I have a couple of fun stories for you. The first involves the dress and the other-. . . Well, you will have to wait and see! Behold: 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Sunday - 2015

Happy Easter!
         Contrary to my expectations, I have not abandoned Blogger. I decided that this was not the time to be messing with the transition to a self-hosted Wordpress blog. My schedule is cram-packed and I do not have enough energy at the end of the day to make paying for my own domain worthwhile. I have come to the conclusion that for the foreseeable future I will do the best with this blog that I can, and perhaps someday I will be able to invest in a better blogging platform, but. . .Today is not that day! (Bonus points and a virtual brownie to all who fully appreciate that statement.)

      On to the purpose of this post!

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Promise of Spring: Forget-Me-Not Anna

Dear Readers,
            Life is insane. At least insanely busy and wearying. I have been working as a nanny/housemaid for about two months now. This has resulted in having less time to work on various projects. Somehow amongst the craziness that I am happy to call my life, I managed to whip up this simple project:

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Valentine Ladybug: Butterick 6018

Hello dear Readers.
Today I have a Valentine's dress that I made for my dear sister. I will (mostly) let the pictures speak for themselves:

Friday, February 27, 2015

Literary Heroine Blog Party!

Hello Everybody! 
     It is apparently that time of year again. Kelly from Accordion To Kelly is hosting the Literary Heroine Blog Party. I have seen blog posts and Pinterest pins about this event in the years past, but as I did not have a blog or did not see it in time, I have never participated before. 
Go here to see all the details concerning the party.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

      I hope you all had a fantastic Valentine's day. Mine was filled with chocolate, caramel, sewing (I am making Photographer Sister a "Valentine's dress that should be up on the blog tomorrow.), a little Downton Abbey(I am not particularly fond of the new season so far. . .), and lots of laughter. I wanted to pop in to wish you all a lovely day and show you my outfit. It is not overtly Valentinesy, as you will see, but I thought it worked out rather well.

These pictures were a rather last minute decision so please excuse the silliness!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mint Anna

Good Grief! 
Time flies much, much too fast when one is busy. But that is life I suppose. Here is another dress that I made over the holiday season: Mint Anna. Or Anna Mint. Whichever you prefer.