Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summertime is BBQ and Outdoor Grilling Time!

That means aprons! Or at least it used to mean aprons...........LOL In a dressier era, aprons kept the grease and splash from Barbeque sauce off your good clothes. Today, not so much. A T-shirt and Jeans wash pretty easy. But for those of us who still like to wear an apron, here is a wonderful variety from the 30's to the 70's. All of these patterns and more can be found in our Apron Category on

Great yoked 1935 Smock covers all and protects all, no matter how messy the world gets around you.

More modernized 1959 version is full length and wraps for comfort. It even has a little appliques pear with your initial. Wear it over your shorts to protect your legs while flipping those burgers.

1972 brings us a unisex version of the bib apron and this one has all kinds of cute appliques and there's even a girly version with ruffles and lace.

Or if you are into jeans and really like the Western about a pair of apron chaps. These even have detachable mitts and pot holders.

If Designer Wear is the only thing that will touch your back......then this Betsy Johnson Tunic is for adorable is this? They call it a tunic, but I call it an Apron.

And don't forget the Anniversary Sale going on...........just go to our front page to get the code. Good until the 9th of July.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday America and Happy Birthday

As American Celebrates it's Anniversary on the 4th of July, we are celebrating our 4th Anniversary here at

For the past few weeks I have been working hard to get 4000 in our inventory. This has been a difficult goal to achieve. Mainly due to the fact that every time I would get close, our wonderful customers would purchase more things and the Inventory number would drop...........THANK YOU ALL. LOL But this morning I finally hit that 4000 number. Don't let it stay there long!

In appreciation of all our fabulous customers we are offering a 20% discount on everything on the site. At checkout use the coupon code Freedom and receive your discount.

Thank you all for your fabulous support these past 4 years and we look forward to serving you for many years to come.

I just listed a small lot of 1930's patterns, all at very reasonable prices but that 20% discount makes them even more reasonable.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

College and High School Yearbooks

We know that Fashion Magazines and Vintage sewing patterns gives us a glimpse into yesteryear. But there is nothing that gives us a Moment in Time, quite like a High School or College Yearbook. A yearbook is a Time Capsule on paper. It shows how students REALLY lived, and not a glamorized version like glossy magazines.

This beautiful girl was featured in the 1926 Locust Yearbook from East Texas College in Commerce which is now part of the A & M University.

These girls were the Pepperettes (I'm assuming that is the Pep Squad) at Beaumont High School in St Louis Missouri in 1938. The Yearbook is called The Caduceus.

Life Was Hectic for these Austin College Students in 1941, at least according to the yearbook called The Chromascope.

And even though Fashions may change, there is always a Beauty Queen who exemplifies the standards of the day. This beauty is from Peabody Teachers College in Nashville, in 1959. The yearbook is entitled The Pillar.

1964, still had it's Kings and Queens as shown in this Abilene Texas High School Yearbook the Flashlight.

All of these books and more can be found in the Yearbook Category at