Monday, July 11, 2011

New house, new sewing room!

My reaction to a sewing machine. BEFORE picture.
 I have been sucked into the vortex of sewing. I am a self taught seamstress! Years before diving straight into this Ebay adventure I had been paralyzed by my own fear of creativity. I felt overwhelmed by the wealth of knowledge that I had yet to acquire regarding anything and everything involving a sewing machine. Sewing machines are not the least bit inviting.
I don't look cuddly and cute?
     I forced myself to learn how to alter and restore. "I cannot be defeated," I told myself. I started altering everything by hand. I still prefer to do alterations by hand, probably because I am a control freak. Unfortunately, I cannot control time and so the use of a sewing machine was/is necessary. Hours spent online researching and YouTube browsing, I feel confidant that I can bring an old piece of fabric back to life! Keep checking back as I have lots of alteration pictures coming soon!!!

Pretend the tiger is a sewing machine and the woman is me. That's how I feel about sewing machines now.

Currently from the Past Vintage

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vintage Passion/Obsession.

Emma Watson in Vogue's July edition. The mod dress is back!
It is difficult to deny the resurrection of the 70's. Every magazine I have been flipping through lately is smeared with mod dress, bell bottoms and paisley. This makes me very happy!
1960's Mod dress by Pat Premo
I had no idea how much I loved the 70's until I took a step back and looked at my life. Paisley sheets on my bed, long skirts and wooden platform shoes. Since then I have embraced my vintage fashion obsession and took it a step further. Altering and restoring vintage clothing is my passion. My dear friend Stacy Wagoner introduced me to the idea of selling and here I am. I hope you find something that amazes you in the store. Each piece is carefully chosen and loved until it leaves.

Wear it beautifully,
Currently from the Past Vintage!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How about them apples!

Rachel modeling an apple skirt straight out of the 70's!
Skirt with pockets!

    Skirts, who doesn't love skirts? In a recent photo shoot, for the latest from Jessi's Closet, the beautiful Rachel rocked three awesome vintage skirts! Two of the three skirts from the shoot will be featured and avaliable for bidding at , today (07-07-11 - 07-17-11)! Bid early and make your friends jealous!

Check out Rachel's blog,