Monday, May 20, 2013

Model of the year is....

NOT ME!  I hate pictures of me!  But I wanted to share some of my latest sewing projects.  I have been sewing crazy this spring.  Unfortunately, I have gained about 10 pounds this year!  UGH!  It is mostly due to a migraine medication that I am taking that causes me to never feel full, so I over eat.  I am trying to keep this in mind and have started back to Jazzercise and running.  It's very hard to lose weight when you are over 50!

Anyway, here is a blouse and skirt that I finished and I love them both!  The skirt was made with a very soft denim and a vintage Du Barry pattern from the 1950's.  It was very easy to put together.  The blouse was made from a vintage Simplicity from the 1950's and was a little tricky.  The back has a V yoke and with that slippery fabric it gave me some trouble, but I finally got it and am very happy with the outcome.




The second dress is a red and white toile and just as plain as can be, but very comfortable.  I wore it to church with a red sweater with some white silk roses on the side and it looked really nice.

This was made with a more modern pattern. 


Next is a yard sale find from a couple of weeks ago that I have been meaning to share.  These are some "people" blocks that I bought at a church yard sale.  I thought they were so cute and asked why they were selling them.  They were asked not to let the children play with them anymore because they were not politically correct!  What??  Someone pointed out that there were no African-American or Asian people and that they portray men with typical "man" jobs and women as "mothers".   I am all about equal rights for everyone, but I think this is pushing it a bit far.  They are just blocks.  I bet kids wouldn't even notice or care.  If I wanted to be a firefighter, I would have just grabbed the firefighter block and pretended it was me, even if it shows a man being the firefighter. 

Stepping off the platform now....

these blocks are just dang cute!

So what if the women are wearing dresses... who cares??
(oops, back on the platform)

I love these blocks!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!
Linda


10 comments:

Pollyanna said...

How fun is this, I know people who wear vintage clothes and people who collect vintage patterns, but no one who sews from them!!! And I LOVE your politically incorrect people. My daughter in law, lover of vintage, has two of this type of blocks in a display in her living room ... both men in suits, because her kids have a daddy who dresses that way for work. Love it!!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh no, I say you ARE model of the year! Makes her own clothes and models them too? You're awesome!

Lucky you that you can Jazzercise and run! My back and knees have given me so much trouble in the last year that I had to quit dancing, jogging and stair running and now with menopause on top of that- I've almost gained back all the weight I lost. It can be discouraging! Ugh! It's not that I don't try. I've been walking a mile and a half a day... My main hope is that I can swim a lot this summer without pain.

Those people blocks would be fun to color! Enjoy! ♥

Debby said...

Love those dresses. Those blocks are very vintage. The med I take for mine are supposed to do the opposite. Not sure it is happening. You look great.

Musings from Kim K. said...

You are so darn talented. I wish I could sew. Your vintage patterns look absolutely darling on you. I'm glad you rescued those blocks. They are fantastic.

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful clothes, Linda, and you look wonderful in them! And your blocks are fabulous--I would have bought them in a heartbeat! I really have a hard time with "politically correct". Old-fashioned is just fine with me!

Thank-you for your kind comments about my journaling--I would love to see yours! So glad you dove in--it gets addicting, doesn't it?!

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Julie

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A Vintage Chic said...

I'm so silly! Just accidentally deleted that very kind comment of yours instead of approving it! I need to be more careful in the future! Wish I didn't have to do "comment moderation" at all. Too bad I keep getting horrible spam on my blog...

So even though your wonderful words aren't there, I really appreciate them, Linda!

Julie

Perfectly Printed said...

You look terrific!! Love your outfits and it's great that you made them yourself! As for the blocks....they are darling and I agree, it is carrying the PC thing a little too far! And I am sure you are right, the kids don't care...the adults often seem to get in the way... ok off the platform!! TeHe!

Tammy's in Love said...

Those are some classically cute duds! I think that you are very humble sweetie, you look cute as a bug. I put My Fitness Pal on my iPhone and I'm using that for my 10 lb goal. My daughter showed me on Mother's Day how to use it, I'm down 2.5 lbs already!

donna said...

I love your outfits. Your pictures look great. I am with you on the vintage blocks they are so darn cute. So glad you snatched them up.
Oh before I forget my cousin is on some sort of migrane meds and she is loosing weight.
Hope you have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.
Hugs
donna