Monday, May 31, 2010

Introduction and Project.

Hello world. My name is Dott. I am a wife, a mother, and a fan of all things retro, specifically from the 1940's up through the atomic era. I love the juxtaposition of the glamor along with simplicity. That I can create my own homemade glitz is certainly appealing as a stay at home mom to three spirited little boys under the age of 6. Why, at this very moment I am sitting here typing as I cold set my hair in sponge rollers. This year is the year that (at my husband's urging) I have decided to fully embrace a more classically glamorous, retro lifestyle and here is where I will document it all.

A current project I have decided to jump in on, is Self-Stitched September 2010. I read about this on the Sew Retro blog (and again, at my husband's gentle nudging) have decided to participate! This will be quite the challenge for me since I just recently got back into sewing clothes after many years of doing nothing in the way of creating for my own personal use. However, I had been wanting to sew a new pencil skirt to wear to go see Reverend Horton Heat play on Thursday, so it seems the perfect kick-off to start getting more handmade duds in my wardrobe. I think it will be a lot of fun and also a great learning experience, so, let the September prep-work begin!!!!