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I’ve wanted to be Glimpsed in the paper for as long as I can remember. It’s a page in the Baltimore Sun where they publish fashiony folks at different events or at work. Sometimes, I would get dressed in the morning and pretend that I was being asked about my outfit for Glimpsed. Well, after seven years I was *finally* Glimpsed. Except, I wasn’t wearing something I’d made!!

I was wearing a vintage maxi dress I’d shown here before. And, I had my bicycle friendly purse that I ordered from the States with Sigrid’s help and picked up in Holland. I’m definitely going to try and be Glimpsed again :-). Here’s hoping next time they can say, ‘She’s wearing a summer frock she whipped up herself!’

33 thoughts on “Glimpsed!

  1. Perhaps not “made by you” but the outfit still has that unique “styled by you” look. Congratulations!

  2. It is mentioned that you sew your own clothes and you look really, really great! And such a lovely smile as well. 🙂

  3. Hi- I just stumbled across your site as I was looking for information on Guss Woolens downtown. I’m also a seamstress (amateur) living in SE Baltimore. I noticed in your Glimpsed blurb (congrats, btw!) that you got your dress from Debois Textiles. I’ve never been there- is it a good thrift store? I’m always on the hunt for good local thrift stores, as I’m a relatively new transplant to the Baltimore area, so would be interested in any others you know about. And how in the world did you bike in that dress? Props to you! 🙂

    1. Hi Elisabeth!

      Welcome to Baltimore! Dubois Textiles is great. They are across the street from Montgomery Park — near Carroll Park. They have LOADS of vintage and really good prices. They used to post a ton on their FB and Etsy page but recently stopped. The prices are good, especially when they do half off. I’ve never found shopping as good as I have there. They do also have a lot of upholstery / home dec material (if that’s what you’re in to).

      Guss Woolens is good for more linens and men’s materials. In fact, I think they are having a sale of 20 percent off this weekend. If you haven’t been out to A Fabric Place in Mt. Wasghington, I recommend it. No bargains, but great material.

      1. Oh, this is funny. I actually work in Montgomery Park! Somehow I have never noticed this place, yet it is right across the street from my office. Hellllooooo, new lunch-break activity! I look forward to following all of your sewing projects, because with a 2-year old I rarely have as much time to sew & knit as I would like. 🙂

  4. I’m so glad you were “Glimpsed!” I loved the opening line…I usually make most of what I wear! 🙂

  5. That is so cool!!! I’m a fairly new reader of your blog, but as a fellow (quasi-amateur) seamstress also from NE Baltimore, I read the Sun and the “Glimpsed” section regularly. You look awesome. I hadn’t heard of Dubois Textiles, but seeing as how my son’s school is right on Carroll Park, I’m going to have to check it out.

  6. That’s awesome, but funny that they caught you on one of those few days that your’e not wearing a self-made original!

  7. Congratulations! You look fantastic! The same kind of thing happened to me the other day… soon I will seen on a Japanese style blog. hee hee.

  8. Great photo. You rode a bike in that dress? Wow.

    Today, “Glimpsed,” tomorrow, “The Sartorialist.”

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