Originally Posted by superchemicalgirl
Congrats on getting there, perchie. Good to hear the blockade has been lifted.
I'm off today (well, I'm off a bit every day, but officially off work today) and waiting for the furnace guy to show up. Last year it took 3 (all day) tries before he was able to show. Going to hopefully get a quick clean of the house done (soon as BF wakes) then get some sewing done today. Still have some outdoor winter prep chores to do but the list is dwindling fast.
Yep and the flood waters ar a rushing... i cant imagine what all needs to be done before winter in Main. meaning I struggle for comprehension....
Last time I really sewed was forty years ago. Couldnt afford a fleece saddle pad so I made one.... I sewed in highschool stuff I couldnt afford to buy That was late sixties early seventies... I wanted to be Goldy Hawn.... I made a dress out of courderoy printed with a smalk paissly print on an off white back ground. It had a single strap that came up the back then the neck was tied with two straps that criss crossed through that strap. empire wasteline and about four inches above my knees. unfortunately that was before the days of panty hose. So I didnt get to wear it much.
Lots of halter tops and victorian tops as well. I couldnt get the hang of pants or I would have made those too.
But I could never do quilting.... I could probably do one of those pictures but it would be a one shot deal.
Crocheting was popular then and mom made me a few dresses... Lined of course. Any thing worn to highschool could not show your tummy or be less than four inches above your knee. and they would measure it. you had to kneel on a chair and they would measure from the seat of the chair to the hem. Too short and you went home.
My last year in highschool those rules fell apart.... Hot pants became the rage.... And Panty hose were common place. So I think the powers that be just gave up.