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!!