DIY Chambray Shirt Jacket

I mentioned on Instagram last week that someone I follow was giving away these vintage patterns (in my size!) to anyone local in Minnesota who was willing to pick them up. I asked if she would ship them to Seattle if I paid shipping plus a little extra, and bada-bing, I am now the proud owner of roughly 100 vintage patterns in my size. Looking at them all literally brought tears to my eyes. One was sent in the mail to someone in NYC in 1957 and had the stamp right on the envelope! So cool.

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DIY skirt roundup

Looking through my closet the other day I was reminded about how many skirts, most of which are skirts with pockets, I’ve made myself over the years. It’s actually sort of crazy. I have a record of 9 from this blog, that I’ll go over in more detail below, but one that sticks out in my mind is a skirt I made my senior year of college. I had no money and a wedding to go to, so I used a Joann’s coupon to buy some very inexpensive fabric and made a skirt the night before the wedding. My mother-in-law still brings that up because seriously, who does that? Unfortunately I don’t have the skirt any more, or even any decent photos of the skirt (this was well before the days of taking photos with a cell phone), but it will always be a fun memory.

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