Monday, November 24, 2008
So yes, if there is anything you're wanting to purchase for yourself or as a gift, you just may want to get it now seeing that you may not see it back in the shop when I return a few days before Christmas.
And too, if you order anything this week, you get free shipping!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
And I am currently working on a dress similar to the one above. I've long admired it, and searched high and low for some fabric that would resemble her's and this is the closest that I could come up with.
It is done! =) Take a look at more pictures here. Yes, I'm poorer than a church mouse right now, so I'm having to sell it. Believe me, I'd keep it if I had money growing on trees!
I could have done it in the Elegant Ladies Closet pattern for a more authentic look, but the majority of people who buy my gowns on ebay do not have period correct stays, and with this dress pattern, regualr foundations work fine. And besides, I altered the basic pattern quite a bit in the neckline area to resemble the ELC pattern.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
And this is how it turned out! I think I just found another favorite apron pattern. ::grins:: Not only is is fun and flattering, it is really an easy apron to put on since you don't have the fuss of shoulder straps to mess with.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Next on my "to sew" list is an Emmeline apron, trying out a 70's style apron, a Marianne Dashwood looking Regency dress and maybe a robe to complete it, and well, that's just for starters. I haven't even opened my fabric bin to see my stash yet!
What's on your "to sew" list? =)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
The one is a girls sailor dress pattern (from the 40's I think), the other is a rather immodest 70's halter-style dress but I was thinking it might be fun to try to redesign it into a 70's inspired apron. Oh, and when I came across a box FULL of vintage red and green buttons for only 15 cents a piece, I had to buy a few.
Looking forward to taking these home with me in a few days and see what I can do with them. There is nothing like getting a little boost of vintage inspiration! Stay tuned. =)
Saturday, November 01, 2008
As much as I'd love to sit down and share more with you, I must be running. You'll hear back from me in a little more than a week when I am back in my sewing room, however. =)