I’ve started production on my winter apron line, and I get more excited with the progress every day. Everything is completely designed & cut, most of the bias tape has been sewn to the edges of all the skirt pieces, and I stitched up all the apron ties this morning. I have my felt applique patterns printed, all my rick-rack picked out, and I have a few more goodies on their way in the mail. I love being surrounded by a sea of white and blues when I work on these aprons. It’s my goal to have them finished and in the Flapper Girl Boutique by mid-November.
Working on this apron line inspired me to revisit a pursuit I initially began as a high school Freshman. In the winter of ’96, I became obsessed with finding a vintage or vintage-inspired reindeer sweater. After exhausting all avenues over a three-month period, I gave up my hardcore searching, and filed ‘awesome reindeer sweater’ away in my brain under ‘Things I Want That I Hope to Find at a Thrift Store Someday.’
Through the brilliance of subscribing to eBay searches on an RSS feeder, I was able to find and purchase this lovely jem.
I’ve never even seen a black reindeer sweater before! *swoon* The color, design, size and price were all perfect, making this totally worth the 13-year wait.