Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lindy Hop

From Wikipedia:

Lindy Hop is an African American dance, based on the popular Charleston and named for Lindberg's Atlantic crossing, that evolved in New York City in 1927. It is a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. Lindy Hop co-evolved with jazz music and is a member of the swing dance family. It is frequently described as a jazz or street dance.

In its development, Lindy Hop combined elements of both solo and partner dancing by using the movements and improvisation of black dances along with the formal eight-count structure of European partner dances. This is most clearly illustrated in Lindy's basic step, the swingout. In this step's open position, each dancer is generally connected hand-to-hand; in its closed position, men and women are connected as though in an embrace.

I've come across a few great patterns great for the Lindy Hop. I can just see these dresses out on the dance floor.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


This is a really cool site to make a word collage:

Monday, March 16, 2009

Betsey Johnson of Alley Cat

In the early 1970’s, Ms. Johnson came into creative control of the label Alley Cat, a label which set the trends for the 70’s rock n’ roll clothing, with bohemian and ethnic styles. In 1972, along with Halston, Betsey won the coveted Coty Award becoming the youngest designer to ever receive the honor.

I've sold a few of her patterns from the Alley Cat period, and I've just come across this beauty UNCUT!

Monday, March 9, 2009


It's Spring Break somewhere! My step-daughter is out on Spring Break this week, my son is out next week, my sister in Dallas has Spring Break the following week, so for the rest of this month, I'm having a SPRING BREAK SALE. Save 15% off plus my usual shipping discounts:
FREE SHIPPING OFFER!!! Buy 3 patterns or more and I will ship for FREE!!!
Offer good in USA only!

Buy 5 Sewing Patterns and get 5% OFF + FREE SHIPPING
Buy 10 Sewing Patterns and get 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING
Buy 15 Sewing Patterns and get 15% OFF + FREE SHIPPING
Buy 20+ Sewing Patterns and get 20% OFF + FREE SHIPPING

Buy 1-2 patterns = $5.00 shipping
Buy 3-4 patterns = $7.00 shipping
Buy 5-6 patterns = $9.50 shipping
Buy 7-9 patterns = $12.50 shipping
Buy 10 patterns = $20.00 + 10% off
Buy 15 pattern = $20.00 + 15% off
Buy 20 patterns = $20.00 + 20% off
Buy 25+ pattern = FREE SHIPPING + 20% off.

Must pay from one invoice for Paypal payment.
Mention "SPRING BREAK SALE" in the message to buyer to get the sale and I'll either send you a new invoice or refund you through Paypal.
Happy Shopping!

Monday, March 2, 2009

My 1000th Sale

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