Oklahoma Seamstress and Dressmaker
or territorymom@gmail.com

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Website

Hello friends,

If you need me I'm over here:

Oklahoma Seamstress

Facebook - OklahomaSeamstress


Territory Mom aka Jill

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sewing Projects for Oklahoma Tornado Relief

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The above site has patterns for download to use for sewing projects to help with the Oklahoma tornado relief.

No time to visit, just click on the above links to find out how your sewing skills can help the Oklahoma tornado victims.
Talk to you soon.
I love you Oklahoma!
Territory Mom

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Angel Top

My mom made a lot of these tops in the 1970's.  Now there is a pattern called the "Angel Top".  All my mom did was to cut  1 yard of fabric in a circle, then a circle for the head, hemmed the rough edges and sew a line down each side for arm holes, simple, right?
I bet you can do it.  I think I will try it today to get the sewing juices flowing.
Have a great day.
Territory Mom

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thank You to Oklahoma Blogger!

I just posted this photo because our horses are pretty.

A big thank you to Oklahoma Blogger for posting my sewing site.  Their site is wonderful, informative and with beautiful photos.  Another reason I love Oklahoma and her people.  Did you know Oklahoma was a girl?
Anyway, thanks for getting my name out there.  If you can't find me here you can usually find me at my other homes:
Delayed But Not Denied

Have a great day and thanks again Oklahoma Blogger!
Territory Mom

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Prairie Dresses Are My Life - The Curse of GenX

Once again she has rekindled an old memory.  I just read JenX's post 80s-Fashion Prairie Dresses.  Oh yes, she went there.  I was going to comment on the post, then I realized it would be a page long so I decided to respond with a post.  I lived my entire high school years in a prairie dress.  I even wore a version for homecoming and an all white ensemble for my junior prom.  Oh, I'm wearing a plaid one with a lace collar in my senior picture.
Jen mentioned that her mom made all of her prairie dresses and I made all of mine.  This was my first prairie dress pattern:

The 1978's version.  It was made with brown calico complete with matching vest.  Actually I had a little trouble with it so my mom's friend finished it for me.

This pattern sustained me through high school:
I started getting a little more sophisticated with my prairie dresses.  Brooke and I are the same age so of course I wanted to look and dress like her.  I have several Brooke Shields patterns, but I'll save my passion for her patterns for another post.  Do you have her workout wearables pattern too?

The pattern below was made for the pom squad's dance to "Oklahoma":

 I will not elaborate on the dance moves set to "Oklahoma".  It was just sad and nothing like a broadway musical.
I probably have 10 sewing patterns for some style of prairie dress.   I later realized that I only needed one. 
I must admit that the curse of Gen X is that I continued to wear a version of the prairie dress until after the age of 35.  I know, I know!
In the 90's I was making pretty good money and could afford a Carol Little version.  I wore it so much that it started falling apart.
In 1993 I was in a car accident in front of Quail Springs Mall.  I was wearing a beautiful silk one.  It had black glass buttons down the front.  I broke my wrist and had some other injuries so they had to CUT it off of me.  By "they" I mean the good looking ER doctor.  I don't care that he was good looking he ruined my prairie dress.  It was devastating.  Anyway, I was able to save the buttons. 
And so that is the short version of my life with the prairie dress.  There aren't anymore of them in my closet, however, I still have my sewing patterns.
I'm still in love with them and I see this in my future:
and my favorite:

These are out of price range but a girl can dream.  I have a feeling the girls at Double D are Gen Xers too.

Have a great day and long live the prairie dress!
Territory Mom

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

All I Want Is . . . Buttons!!!

After seeing this video and reading Ashley's blog and lurking in her shop, Lil Blue Boo all I want is buttons,  buttons and more buttons!

I tried to "share" the video but apparently my computer skills are not working today.  So, you can check out Ashley's beautiful Frida Kahlo button portrait here.

Have a great day.
Territory Mom

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Turquoise Thursday #1 - Chris Young

Photo:  GT Carlot

Have you seen Chris Young's video for "You"?  It is cool vintage turquoise.  It looks like it could have been filmed in Oklahoma, but it wasn't.   Anyway, you can check it out on youtube, here.
Have a great turquoise Thursday.
Territory Mom