Thursday, June 25, 2015

Vintage Outfit-I See Bubbles

"The cottons woods released their glorious tufts, which floated down like bubbles!"
-My thought this afternoon when I was wearing very cloudy glasses....

 Howdy dear readers! How are you all doing? I would really love to know, so PLEASE leave me a comment!
 The weather in New Mexico is hotter than hot lately. We were in the 104-111 degree ballpark this Fathers Day weekend. Everyone who's AC is not up in runnin' is SCRAMBLING for cool air! 
I met some friends for coffee and got to wear my latest thrift store score, a vintage dress set.
I bought it for $8! Wow! Praise God for good deals! 
I think this set is from the 70's. It is definitely vintage of some sort. The tag has been cut out, but I can see the stub so I know it was store bought rather than homemade.
 It is polyester, but not a stuffy, weird kind. It felt very cool and breezy today. It has a dress with fitted waist, that could almost be 1960's I think. 
A matching self-fabric belt and a sheer jacket. It fits like a glove, not too tight, not too loose. So I can easily dance and groove in it!
Has a center skirt seam in the front and tiny pleats on each front side, laying flat in front.
There is a bitty tape sewn on the inside to keep the waist from stretching. I did hem it about 4 inches to a better length for me.  

 Hope you enjoyed this post! Send me your thoughts on this outfit!
xoxo Lexi

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sewing Post-Jane Austen Dress

"I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve"
Jane Austen

I find myself being the happiest I have ever been in my life. I really am too blessed to describe. My church family, my intimate family, my health--all these things are so sweet and wonderful right now. Things are just so nice, and I must remind myself to not let these things pass without whispering, no, shouting gratitude as they pass. 
Gratitude to the Lord.
For renewing and restoring so many things.
I am so thankful to be alive.

And I am conscience of the fact that many people in the world are not. 
If you are one of those...I must say, that with Jesus, things will get better. Hang on. Pray on. Cling on. Stay in church. Drink lots of tea. Find a rigorous excersize routine if you are well enough. And pour everything to God.
Have faith.

If you are not a believer....FIND JESUS. ASAP.

Then go to church drink lots of tea etc. etc.
Sounds silly. Sounds like a load of nonesense. If you don't like tea, switch to coffee, but seriously people. Jesus+Church+Tea=Hope.
 You are loved. You are redeemed. You are chosen.
Grace and Mercy await you at the foot of the cross. 
Crawl, run, dance or limp your way there. To Jesus.
To your Jesus. 

I felt like sewing Regency. So, that is what I did. I haven't sewn Regency since last August so it was time. 
I won't talk a lot here. You can look at the pictures for yourself. Blue dotted dress, fichu scarf, bonnet and  " wah la". Austen Land.


 Fare Thee Well friends! Please comment if you like this post! What do you think of the dress?
Much Love,