Saturday, August 24, 2013

Confessions of a Pinaholic: Sew This (pattern)

Hello hope you are enjoying the end of your summer.  I know I was trying to milk the most out of mine as I go back to work on Monday and am soon to be too busy to enjoy it as much as I have been.  It has been a while since I have posted and I have lots of drafts of post I just haven't bothered to finish (I know bad blogger).  Today I thought I would finish this post.  One of my favorite boards on pinterest is my Sew This (pattern) board.  When I first started pinning it was a catch all for all my sewing interest but as it got fuller I started to separate out tutorials and needle work.  I can't promise you won't still find some of those items on this board but I can tell you it is full of lovely patterns from the past.    Above is lovely Hollywood pattern for a 1940s dress.

I love this 1950's wiggle dress with the side swag cummerbund.

I have bee thinking of making myself a 1930's evening dress. I found out the local history museum is having speak easy night on my birthday so I thought a 30s evening wear would be a good choice s my husband will want to wear a tux.  I have no evening dresses as I have always been more of a day dress/ cocktail dress kind of gal.

 1930's Simplicity Dress Pattern

 Ann Adams 50's Shelf Bust Pattern,  I love Mail order patterns they are just too cute.

Separates are a big part of my wardrobe.

If you want to see more here is a link to my pinterest board, Land'O'Lakes Gal: Sew This (patterns)
Notice I changed my pinterest name for the sake of privacy as I teach high school and well I like to have some privacy from my students.

thats all folk, Susan

Saturday, August 3, 2013

confessions of a pinaholic Flamingos

Happy August Everyone, so my pinterest boards just hit 1000 followers.  I thought I would celebrate by sharing this board with you.

So if you didn't already know this about me I love flamingos. I mean I really do so much in fact that not only is my yard decorated with them but so is my kitchen.  My flamingo pinterest board has over 200 pins.  They range from photographs of real flamingos to plastic pink flamingos and everything in between.

It was really hard to choose just a few to share with you but I did it so here they are.  If you want to see more here is a link to the board. flamingo board

 I love chenille bedspreads and well this one would be my top choice!!!

OK this dress I pinned myself from etsy (it is still for sale at a measly $60) I would buy it but would have nope hope of ever fitting into it.  So pretty!!!!!

OK how cute is this fascinator!!!

 I am a total sucker for these mid-century ceramic flamingo figurines.

Don Featherstone the creator of the pink plastic yard flamingo.  I was reading something recently about his wife.  Apparently she sews him fun flamingo shirts and makes herself something to match.  How cute is that!!!!  Way to go Mrs Featherstone!!