Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Don't Let The Sound Of Your Own Wheels Drive You Crazy

This one goes out to all you Baby Boomers.
Holla!!!
Remember when Guys used to look like this?



The Eagles
 Their Music was Big Part of the Soundtrack of my Western American Girlhood.

When I saw this knit print in the discount bin at the fabric store I suddenly got a
 I was transported back to the 1970's in a flashback and had the urge to slather on some Pot o' Gloss
click HERE for a positively witchy Pot o' Gloss Ad
And bake a Harvey Wallbanger Cake.
We actually ate this?? It was basically just a way to grab an illicit nip of vodka under the guise of "baking a cake."
So of course I had to make a 70's inspired maxi dress.
I chose this pattern:

Hey McCalls!! La Robe took Way More than 1 Heure to Make!

And I got this result:

Showing off my New Dress and my New Screen Door.
It's been unusually Hot here lately. We need a screen door in Winter!
Her mind is Tiffany twisted.
Dress made by Me
Knit wrap cardigan ~ J Jill about 4 years old
Chapeau ~ Nordstrom
Ballet flats ~ Born about 6 years old
  It still gets cold at night though. 
Woo hoo witchy woman. She got the moon in her eyes.
Warm smell of colitis, rising up in the air.
So if you are Really and Truly a female Baby Boomer like Me, you are probably having a hot flash about now.
I'd like to offer you my favorite drink of the moment:

Iced Green Tea with Pomegranate Lemonade.
Ahhhhh....
You can check-out any time you like but you can never leave.
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 What is on the Soundtrack of YOUR youth????? 


P.S. Hanging out with, Patti, one of my favorite fellow Baby Boomers!



64 comments:

  1. Crickey Connie, you're making me feel ancient. My soundtrack; Sidney Bechet, trad jazz and then the Beatles.

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    1. I just knew someone would mention the Beatles.

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  2. Love your new maxi Connie so cute on you! Please pour me a big glass of happiness! I still enjoy Metallica and Janis Joplin very much both are favorites from high school.

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  3. Connie, I love everything about this! I'm a smidge younger (50 this year, mind) but my big sis is 9 years older than me and she loved the Eagles, so they were part of the soundtrack of my childhood/adolescence too. Take it easy mentions Winslow, the town we grew up in - the one in Buckinghamshire, UK, not Arizona!
    Gorgeous fabric and a beautiful dress, even if you are owed a refund from McCalls for the misleading sewing time! You look soooo pretty, but where is your blue shimmery eyeshadow, to go with the lip gloss? The chapeau is the perfect finishing touch, ooh la la.
    Iced green tea with pomegranate lemonade sounds, and looks, divine. Increasingly hot and bothered myself, so I could do with one. Oh you ain't getting no younger...
    So many songs take me back to my youth. Some I still love and listen to now; others can pop up on the radio and I haven't heard them in over 30 years but I am instantly transported back in time, and still know all the words! You've got me reminiscing now, Connie, you are indeed a witchy woman! xxxx

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    1. It's kind of funny. I didn't really love the Eagles at the time but now I like their early 70's stuff. I guess I've mellowed.

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  4. Well, first of all, guys are starting to look like that again, which makes it very difficult to tell the normal ones from the religious nutbars. My son and I had a discussion the other day about how he thought "Hotel California" was a great song and I thought that we could have skipped the '70s altogether with no harm done. I basically stayed in the '60s (hence, the Beatles and Rolling Stones were my soundtrack) until the '80s showed up with more good music.

    That being said, I love your dress. But if you wanted to make it REALLY '70s, that sweater and those shoes would have been brown. You know I'm right.

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    1. You are so right!!! Brown shoes!!!

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  5. How absolutely fabulous is this post my dear! First off you are looking beautifully radiant! So many flash backs in one little post … and I am surprised how good it feels to be reminded of them … and by one of our own. Thank you Connie!

    And yes … I need to make some tea!

    xoxo
    Tamera

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  6. Everything old is new again ... which is why your great dress is bang on trend ... and there are plenty of guys looking just like that out and about.
    Hotel California is an absolute classic ... and therefore ageless in my opinion. But the soundtrack of my youth ... ummm ... probably "Girls Just Want to have Fun", Cyndi Lauper :0)
    xx

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    1. It appears as though Cindy Lauper had a big effect on you. You are all about FUN!

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  7. Oooooh I like my men looking like that, all beardy, open shirted and a little grimy (I'm a little flushed looking at them, It's not the hot flashes...yet, just a healthy appreciation, ahem!!) you are gorgeous in your beautiful knit maxi, a delightful vision especially in your chapeau (I love that word)and tub of hot lip-gloss and I would love a whacking great piece of Harvey Wallbanger cake with your lovely nectar drink (greedy? moi! gasp! shocking! hehe) it seems the make-up of the 70's transcended time, I was rather fond of that style eyeshadow (if it was bright enough, I would be noticed at gigs and become the girlfriend of whomever ahhh!) I love your posts Connie! x x x

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    1. Blue eye shadow. Now THAT is a fashion statement.

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  8. You're playing the soundtrack of my youth LOL! My first thought was, "oh, look. Hunky men!" I readily admit to liking longish hair and bell bottoms on guys. I can't help it. Guess it's just a holdover from my teen years.
    Love that dress on you! It's a great print and a great cut.
    Have you seen "American Hustle" yet? I'll bet you can find some Simplicity patterns that movie draws from ;-)

    Alicia

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    1. How funny. I HAVE seen America Hustle and I've been thinking of making a wrap dress!

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  9. I love the Eagles. My parents were huge fans so this was my childhood soundtrack along with a few others like Paul Simon. My parents just went to see them in concert a month or so ago. They said it was a great concert. I wish I could have gone! I guess my high school sound track would be the grunge bands of the 90s though. I still have a fondness for plaid flannels.

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    1. Grunge bands. Yeah. I liked that phase, too. I was big into the grunge style.

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  10. I grew up listening to 80s music. Mostly British bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure and of course Madonna and Michael Jackson. Your cake looks delicious. You look gorgeous in that dress.

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    1. Do you start dancing every time you hear a Madonna or Michael song? I do.

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  11. Right on cue, I got a hot flash! I guess I'm easily suggestible. Or else that picture of the Eagles got me hot. God, I loved long hair and beards in those days! And I finally decide to get my ears pierced after hearing "I like the way your sparkling earrings lay against your skin so brown."

    You are just adorable, and I love your maxi! And jealous about your weather, me? Maybe. We've had cold fog for about 10 days and no end in sight. Do you have a room at the Hotel California?

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    1. Damn those hot flashes. The fog must help a little.

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  12. Oh Connie, how I LOVED my Pot O'Gloss! I'm sure it was only during our last house move in 2007 that I hardened my heart enough to throw out the last precious container. That I had kept since probably the mid-70s!! And only because it had the tiniest hint of that lovely sparkly plum gloss in the very corners, but when opened, the smell was still there! It used to instantly bring back all those memories of being young, of old boyfriends best forgotten, and of a life that is so different now. Sadly by 2007, the last decade or so had taken away its perfume and I regretfully kissed it goodbye and tossed it in the bin.

    The soundtrack of my youth is still the music I love to hear. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas - when I'm sewing, I listen to a radio station that plays all the 60s, 70s and 80s classics. My kids laughingly call it 'Old Peoples' Radio'. Once upon a time, I probably would have done so as well, but now I love it. My motto is - if it was used in the soundtrack to The Wonder Years, then it's a classic!!

    Love your new robe, love the groovy fabric, can never work out how 1 heure could be achieved!

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    1. I try not to listen to the oldies stations because I don't want to live too much in the past but when a classic comes on I turn it up and sing at the top of my lungs!

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  13. Hey hey hey --- you are living it up in the Hotel California with that smashing dress, fab accessories and surrounded by blooming flowers! Pour me a glass of that tea as soon as our temps go back into the 80's where they belong :-)

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    1. You California Girls!,,, the 80's???

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  14. Ah oui! je me rappelle! the makeup, the tight, tight jeans that cut blood circulation, the funny haircuts, guy looking that way, teachers looking that way too, hahaha! My hot flashes are going away, not as bad but forget the screen door in the artic,that's Montreal for you these days!
    I listened to disco! oups! Heart, Quebecois folk singers like Beau Dommage and Harmonium!

    Connie my lovely you look radiant! So happy for you!

    Love and hugs

    Arianexo

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    1. Ha ha. The tight jeans before there was stretch denim! Heart! Aren't they amazing??? My first ever live rock concert was Heart.

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  15. You warm my heart, and make me feel proud to be your friend. I know it is crazy, but I feel close to you, and these are not just pretty words.
    Love and sunshine.
    I do hope we meet one day

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  16. ooo you look amazing! love these pictures! soundtrack of my new was all new romantics and duran duran! x

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    1. I can just imagine you bopping around to Duran Duran.

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  17. I'm so jealous of Cali weather!!

    xxo

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    1. Yawn....all this sunshine is so boring.

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  18. Funnily enough I have the Eagles Greatest Hits CD in my car. One of my first albums was Peter Frampton, all hair and tight pants!!

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    1. Peter Frampton. My sister Looooooved Peter Frampton. He was too cute for me.

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  19. The Eagles are a part of my childhood. Oh how I remember driving down the road in the back seat of my parent's brown Ford Ltd. An 8 track of the Eagles blasting and all of us singing along. Then came the unfortunate days of The Backstreet Boys. Until I graduated on to Nirvana, which ran parallel to my jazz phase (oh, how I love jazz).

    You look beautiful, by the way.

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    1. We used to take road trips up to Alberta. Same landscape as your road trips!

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  20. STUNNING


    http://iamaleena.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. I see posts like this, and I'm like "I need to learn how to sew NOW!" How cool that you made that dress!

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    1. If I didn't sew I would have NO Clothes!!!

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  22. Yes I am having a hot flash right now, how did you know? : > Loved everything about this post, and I still love the Eagles' tunes. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  23. What a fun post! You look lovely...with a great dress, a great hat, and the Eagles...who can go wrong...much more fun than hot flashes!

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  24. All of it--I remember all of it! The pot of lip gloss and love the shot of you with it! And a classic pattern; this style still looks modern on you. Kudos xoxo

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  25. Oh My Goodness, what a fun post! For me, it was Bonne Bell Lip Gloss...egads, those were the days. It's funny, I was recently in a hippster/hippy area of town, and hubby and I saw a group of guys that were straight out of the seventies...anyways, your dress is adorable, like you!

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  26. I'm digging your soundtrack. I remember the aroma of Pot o' Gloss. I think I liked how it smelled better than the gloss itself. My sister had an eerie green eye shadow too that smelled great. Good times, yup...
    You look dazzling in your you-made maxi. Awesome sewist talent. And the photos of you are gorgeous. I'm not seeing mashed potatoes (laugh)! Peter Frampton. Quick, pass the lemonade!

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  27. That dress looks like it was made for you!

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  28. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  29. I love the vintage makeup inspiration!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  30. You are in my blog today, dear Connie
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  31. You look adorable! I'm inspired ... I want some spring skirts and will have to make them . Not seeing anything close here, anywhere. (In two years, I'll be tripping over them.) So cute, your retro trip down memory lane. My soundtrack has been playing in my head this week, and it's all McCartney / Lennon. (Wonder if that's a sign of approaching dementia? Hope not ...) Loved the Eagles, though. Fun post!

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  32. Hahahaha. Now I have all those Eagles songs playing in my head. Which is WAY better than the co-worker's Journey or Air Supply selections! Very cute post, and you did short over long to perfection! Thanks for linking up with 52 Pick-me-up.
    May I have a second cup of that refreshing beverage?

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  33. This post gave me the biggest smile!!!! Everything about it reminds me of my childhood (those of us that grew up in the 70's were extremely lucky). Your dress turned out perfect- absolutely beautiful!!!

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  34. Fantastic post. I'm not a baby boomer but I love these old adverts and styles (you know that). The dress looks amazing, what a great job you've done.
    That drink looks delish and summery. the exact opposite of what I have outside my window right now.

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  35. Oooh, that dress is gorgeous and with that hippie tastic hat you are one 1970s goddess. Glad you gave the frosted make-up a miss though, that's one vintage step too far I reckon. xxxx

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  36. You have been busy! Did you actually make that cake? It looks gorgeous as do you in that frock you made and that groovy chick hat! Xxx

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