This fall I will be in the wedding party of one of my oldest and best friends, and she’s given me complete control of what type AND color of dress to wear. This is of course a thrilling freedom–but it’s also a little scary, especially if you’ve promised yourself (as I have) that you’ll
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I’ve been thinking a bit about embroidery lately and wondering if it was time to return to it. Maybe it was seeing the inspiring and impressive needlework at ‘Twixt Art and Nature, or maybe it was dipping my toe into the waters of sashiko recently. Regardless, I’ve been wanting to give it a go. To
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Here’s my newest dress, which I made just in case summer ever comes to the Northeast: The fabric’s a bolder-than-I-usually-wear floral cotton print that I bought last fall in an antiques mall in Brattleboro, Vermont. I scored about four yards of it, and although I suspect that it should’ve been used for tablecloths or such
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I have to thank Millie Motts, who curates an ambitiously extensive collection of images of vintage clothes and advertising and ephemera, for a huge happy surprise today! Over at her oh-so-fabulous blog, she has posted images from a 1966 Simplicity pattern catalog, and one of the patterns pictured is none other than the wedding dress
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