Hello dears! It has been a long time since we have shared our favorite comments with you, hasn’t it? Life has been busy, busy, busy around here, and there are times when I feel so disconnected from this little corner of the web. I just don’t have much time (or inclination, if I’m going to be brutally honest) to respond to comments as often as I would like to. But I do want to thank you all for the wonderful comments that you leave on our posts, and highlight a few of my favorites from my most recent posts.
Racheal: Tutorial: YES. I have always had such a horrid time with bind-y sleeves. (I hates ’em.)
Your blouse pattern looks essentially like the one (from the ’80’s) that I used for my new sailor outfit–only that one doesn’t have a front yoke. It turned out quite comfortable with a reasonable range of motion.
And…that last photograph of you made me laugh. Probably because you look like you’re fixing to bust up yourself in a few seconds… ?
Sarah: What a lovely blouse! And it makes me so happy to see someone else who handsews buttonholes 🙂 but I wouldn’t recommend using silk buttonhole twist on a cotton lawn, I have found that it is a little too heavy for lightweight fabrics, my personal favorite is the vintage wooden spools of silk thread, two strands of that is the cats meow ?
Ali: Thank you for this tutorial Brigid! I’m so excited to try it. It’s really frustrating when you’re a blouse lover but you also enjoy moving on a day to day basis, to not spend your life endlessly tucking.
Looking forward to making a new blouse for summer in Australia xxx
Laura Mae: Lovely sweater, Brigid! It it so rewarding to finish a project like this that has been in process for months – especially when it turns out so well!
Emileigh Rogers: These are fantastic, and I can’t wait to see what you guys create!
Random note, I totally thought the pic of Bette Davis was me for a second as I scrolled down. People have told me I look like her… but that one actually got me for a second. If only I was clothed so well, haha!
Carreen: these look lovely! i have always admired the elegant looks of vintage ski-wear…however, i’ve found that i much appreciate modern technology for keeping me dry and warm in the snow. i am just curious, do you plan to waterproof your knickers at all? courderoy seems like it would soak and get heavy and uncomfortable pretty quickly. of course, if they are lined in wool this wouldn’t be too problematic as wool stays warm when it’s wet! (gotta love wool…)
Jessica Cangiano: Absolutely delightful post! Vintage ski/outdoor sportswear is actually amongst my all-time favourite yesteryear styles. I’ve been on the hunt for a vintage ski suit in my size and budget for years now, even blogging about it two summers ago. No luck yet, but it’s one of those vintage “unicorns” I’ll never give up searching high and low for – after all, I do live in a country where winter is usually about six months long, so it would be a very practical thing to have in my closest! 🙂
Thank you all for your sweet comments! We always love hearing from you!
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer