Saturday, August 10, 2013

Why not try a vintage look in your wardrobe?

Victoria, our buyer and my assistant, here at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics, made the cutest vintage dress from the Decades of Style pattern line.  She and I often go to trade shows together, so we thought it might be fun to make one for me as well.  I love the classic styles of the 1950's and I have admired the Decades of Style  "Object d'Art Dress" Victoria made ever since she first wore it to work. We will have so much fun wearing them at the same time!!!

I chose a cotton lawn print with a solid color for the inserts at the pockets and neckline. Victoria cut her skirt a little fuller than the original, which I planned to duplicate as well - the  original design features a very long skirt, typical of the 1950's, with a kick pleat in the back at the hemline (which would look great on me if I was 5'9" like the model!).

Laurel (my Fashionista Dressmaker) will attest that this pattern is probably suited for our more seasoned seamstresses, but it's worth tackling - that's how we grow as home sewers - by trying new techniques and upping our sewing game!

The finished product is very sophisticated and oh so tres chic!

Stop by and see the dress on display in the Fashion Room this week!

I love the detailing...

Laurel is bringing me this dress this week! I can't wait to try on the finished project. Thanks so much Laurel for sharing your art with me and the rest of us!

Earlier today, Laurel let me know that her sewing machine was acting up and just how frustrated she was. I have a great idea Laurel, how about using my old Viking (complete with a Dead Sticker!) until your old faithful gets fixed?

As I sit here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon resting up from a full week, my husband and I were talking about the big changes we have made in our eating.  It's been remarkably easy and rewarding to stay fairly true to the Whole9 nutrition plan of whole organic vegetables, fruits and protein (no bread, grains, sugar, dairy).  I love having lots of energy - plus losing a few pounds has felt great. My husband just knocked on my office door to let me know he was going to get on the treadmill and then make us our daily juice - sounds good to me!

Have a beautiful weekend and hope your summer is going well. Please try to stop by the store and check out some of the clothes on display that we have been chatting about here.

Love, light, and joy be yours this day.


Great crop of onions from our garden - small but tasty!

Sharing today with


  1. Yay!! I am back in business!. You're the best, Zan!!!!

    1. Let me know how the old Viking does for you! Thanks for coming by today - I loved going out to lunch with you at Poulet. I can't wait to wear that beautiful dress as well!

  2. There are some friends that you make instantly! Laurel you are one of the new blessings in my life! See you this week, Zan

  3. Congratulations, went past 10,000 page views on your blog!!!! Lo

  4. That's an amazing number to reach! What more is possible?!!!