Welcome! If you’re visiting Lucky Lucille for the first time, here’s the basic run down: My name is Rochelle and I’m obsessed with the 1940s. I love to sew vintage patterns and write about my trials and tribulations as I work through them. My partner in crime, William, helps me photograph my work so I can share those sewing projects with you. We make a great team.
I learned a lot from my sewing last year and it forced me to make some big changes with my sewing choices in 2014. I kicked off the new year with an anti-roundup roundup, an evaluation of my personal uniform, and my Twelve Pattern Challenge to help me sew my way to a sensible 1940s wardrobe. I’m also bringing back the popular Sew For Victory group sew-along in the Spring. I hope you’ll join me!
So who’s Lucille? Well, the obvious answer would be this: Lucille is one lucky pup (Yep, she’s a Pit Bull) who was rescued from a no-kill shelter in 2009. She’s the sweetest dog I’ve ever met! She’s the mascot of this blog and my trusty sidekick (more like a daughter with four legs actually). The lesser known, but never forgotten, Lucky Lucille is a WWII B-24 Liberator which just so happens to fit right in with my hefty wartime 40s obsession.
Some more facts about me: I’m a self proclaimed nerd who wears glasses, has a nasal spray prescription, and has watched the Lord Of The Rings trilogy more than any other movies. When I’m not sewing I really enjoy WWII reenacting, bowling, snowboarding, attempting to get better at knitting, and finding new period piece TV shows to fall in love with (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, anyone?). I have five rescued cats, I was born with a rare skin disorder, I’m mostly ambidextrous, and I don’t know how to whistle. …my mom tells me I’m pretty special.
1st Place in the 2013 Craftsy Blogger Awards – Best Photography on a Sewing Blog
Vintage Sewing Trendology feature in the 2013 Nov/Dec issue of Generation Q magazine
Six Of The Best Sewing Blogs – Seven Reasons Why Sewing Is A Big Deal on MyDaily.co.uk
Top Tutorial – What’s On The Web in the April 2013 issue of Making Magazine
Guest Judge – Sew Mama Sew’s Super Online Sewing Match
Guest Judge – Colette Patterns’ Laurel Sewing Contest