Saturday, February 26, 2011

National Park Service Motorcycle Ranger, 1920's


About a year ago I helped clean-out an office an took home a lot of old blueprints, mimeographs and copies of maps. I've been using them to construct my sewing patterns.

This pattern is going to be for pair of woman's slim fitted jeans.

Monday, February 21, 2011

C.C.C. at Glacier National Park

Beer on Ice

And now for something really cool. Here's some action shots of a friend and the jacket that I sent to him. Many thanks to Mrs. Cooperella for taking the photo's!

"so, the christmas/winter holiday package. you guys actually sent it to our old apartment. we still frequent our old cafe haunt down the street from there. sometime after new years, we went by to plan out our gardens for the spring. we walk in and the baristas say, "hey! we were just talking about you guys!" when we moved out, one of the girls there moved in to our apartment. she said there had been some christmas stuff mailed, and she was asking around trying to get ahold of us. we sit down, and she actually had the package there with her at the cafe. i slapped on the jacket and did a little promenade for the other regulars. everyone oh'd and ah'd." - M. Cooperella


Here's some knits that I've been working on. Drafting a pattern that fits a woman's curves has been challenging. This is version no. 4, it's close but it shrank a bit too much.

I like the fabric a lot, it's 55% organic cotton and 45% hemp. It has slight roughness to the look of the weave due to the hemp, but it also has a nice feel.

I found this yellow and navy striped fabric at the thrift store. I worked well for making some muslin's before using the hemp fabric.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Workers, 1940's

I've forgotten where I got this from, perhaps from someone else's blog? Regardless it's worth repeating for just the composition of the image alone.