Whoa … is it … could it be … Linktastic Monday?

by Erin on January 26, 2009

A quick one,just to get you started on the week!

Help the Etsy crew send Valentines to the Citymeals-on-Wheels!

Kathleen points us to a giant knitted bus!

Jen at MOMsPatterns has found the oldest fauxlero yet, we think — from the 1930s! (Oh, and while you're there, Jen is running a sale: use code 'greenbelt20' to save 20% off of any order at MOMSPatterns until Friday, January 30, 2009. All sale patterns are down to $2 until the end of the month as well; coupon is good on ANYTHING!)

Libby sent this fabric-shopping site — the fabrics are the ones we know and love (Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, etc.) but you HAVE to check out their illustrations! So clever!

I was interviewed HERE. Learn all about my secret double life, my mysterious past, and my plans for world domination. Or, you know, about this blog that you're reading right now.

Birgit sent me a link to a lovely companion in the "A Day" blog world: Robot A Day.

I love this "Lucy" dress that Cemetarian has up right now. But I love that orange plaid fabric in the illustration even more.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

lucitebox January 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

Cool! I just voted for your blog.


Cel Petro January 26, 2009 at 9:05 am

Yum. This starts a cold winter week off with some good blog-warmth. Thanks.


Theresa January 26, 2009 at 9:21 am

I love the oldest Fauxlero! I wish it was my size! Drat. Can’t opne the interveiw or the Lucy dress. I’ll try at home


Cookie January 26, 2009 at 11:55 am

I love the aged fauxlero, too! I can see the black and white version in satin, on Irene Mayer Selznick as she hosts some soiree attended by Robert Taylor, Connie Bennet, etc. Gorgeous.


Theresa January 26, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I can see it on Cookie as she hosts a Dress A Day soiree….


Cookie January 26, 2009 at 3:00 pm

You bet! Please bring big, matching “picture hats”, though, as the sun on my patio can be quite bright…


lindaschiffer January 26, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Hmm, in the -a-day column also goes Skull-A-Day. Fun if a bit, mmm, odd.:) Linda


kagitsune January 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm

The giant bus cozy really made me laugh inwardly… it’s true… us knitters and crocheters really *DO* seem to need to cover everything withing reach in fiber. x3 But it really is creative and quirky… A new, temporary, non-harming (is that even a word, Erin? ) version of graffiti. I love it. 😀


patsijean January 27, 2009 at 8:35 am

I followed the link to your interview and voted for your blog.


HollyP January 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

Love the old fauxlero! The illustration looks like the ones from one of my favorite books, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. If I had that fauxlero, I could Live for a Day too.


50sgal January 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Thanks for the link to the fabric site, it’s hard to only buy vintage fabric, if I can find some new vintage inspired they are going in the new sewing room (as soon as I get it done!)


daisyfairbanks January 27, 2009 at 2:56 pm

The “oldest fauxlero” pattern maybe, but the “oldest fauxlero” clothing item may be this: http://tinyurl.com/fauxlerogown


wendelah1 January 28, 2009 at 1:09 am

I love those fabrics. The illustrations were suitable for framing.


Shay February 8, 2009 at 1:20 am

I have found a 1931 fauxlero! (wait a moment, this dizziness will pass). Check out this Flickr image, the green dress:http://www.flickr.com/photos/32658746@N04/3185946076/in/pool-vintagepatterns


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