Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Making 2020 Interesting

I know this used to be a sewing blog, but I have only sewn two thing in two years. I plan to start doing in again in the upcoming months as I like to keep everything interesting. That said, I did what I could with what I had and started wearing wigs regularly. Gotta keep it fun.

I found this 1980s shiny jumpsuit at Goodwill.

I made the dress from a 1938 pattern, so I needed the hair for it, yea?

Handmade hippie dress I found at a thrift shop.

I needed a drag queen robe during the lockdown.

Metric Brewing 2nd Anniversary Luau.

We went out for pizza and I needed to look fun!

My wedding dress collection.

Birthday look!

Birthday gifts from my love!

I'm colourful and all over the place with my style now. I can't stick to one look and I have ZERO interest in being part of a "scene" these days. My boyfriend isn't even "subcultural" in the slightest. I'm so glad I've reached the age and the area in my life where I just don't give a shit nor do I try to fit in. Stay GLAM.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Who I Am Now

Happily with my wonderful man:

Mom to a "Shollie" puppy that she got for free:

T-shirt Lover:

Dress Collector:

Clara Bow and Jean Harlow Lover:

Walk The Moon Fan:

Asian Mart Shopper:

Kitsch Queen:


Awesome and Happy with my bathroom selfie self:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Trying to keep up the fashions!

Last week I wore this. I made the dress from a 1938 nurse uniform MANY years ago. It was originally longer, but I shortened it a bit. It is inspired by the band Client at the time:

Button detail because I wanted to give it a "uniform" look:

The coat was from an estate sale. It's from the 1970s, I think. I don't think I paid more than $2.00 for it:

I couldn't find anything about "Janell's", but "Youthcraft" will bring back a bunch of vintage coats from the 70s and 80s. What makes me feel weird in this outfit is the old me vs. the new me. The dress was indeed inspired by a band I was into in my old lifetime (who I still like), but the coat is from the new era of me. One thing I don't like to do is "go back", but I guess if you got a perfectly wearable dress that I made myself I should rock it until the seams rip open. And there you have the weekly vintage fashion.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

New Times!

I have not blogged here in over a year. I only sewed maybe 3 things last year. I was stricken with SEVERE eczema that was really affecting my life. My hands were practically useless. My entire body was covered in scabs and rough patches. I could not exercise because sweat just made it flare up real bad. So I gained some weight and couldn't fit into my patterns anymore (I am CRAP at resizing and don't care to learn it better.) I'm losing it now, but in the meantime I discovered Estate Sales and Goodwill scores lol! And here are some!

I'm not much into the "vintage lifestyle" anymore, although it is very much a part of who I am. After being in Colorado for 5 years now I am turning into a "Coloradan" -- hiking, cycling, camping. I mostly wear stuff from places like REI (I'm kinda of a basic bitch these days lol). But I enjoy dressing to go out and these are just a few of the things I like to wear out and about. Hopefully I will pick sewing back up by this summer when I project most of my weight will come off :)

Making 2020 Interesting

I know this used to be a sewing blog, but I have only sewn two thing in two years. I plan to start doing in again in the upcoming months as...