Thursday, August 30, 2007

Frugality - LOOK for what you just might have!

After stewing over a reply I received from an ebayer wanting close to $30 for less than a yard of beautiful vintage dotted swiss, I decided I was going to look in my collection of vintage lace collars that I have here at home.

And, wala!
A lovely vintage collar would fit perfect inside my shirtwaist, and it would even resemble the larger picture on the actual pattern!

I was quite pleased with how it looked, so I slipped my Folkwear Prairie Skirt on Arabella, and snapped a picture. Next time I will have a 1909 black linen skirt with a train, made for a period correct look.
For now that will have to wait, as I leave this weekend for some violin lessons down south and can't spend anymore time in the sewing room. =)


Sommer said...

Love that bit of lace! So pretty and you already had it. What a blessing:-)

Lots of love,

Mary-Therese said...

The lace collar looks lovely, and the whole ensemble is just beautiful!