Sunday, June 30, 2013

Day Two Of 50's Dress

So another day sewing and I got the bodice finished and got the skirt gathered and attached, that was a job! I don't mind gathering but there was SOOOO much material. I apologize for the poor pics. My dress will not go on the mannequin so I just laid it on the ironing board, when it is done, I will get some pic's of me wearing it. Trying to get it done for my birthday..YES... July 4th.....

I have the zipper to put in, sew the buttons on the shoulder (I love the little satin hoops I made for them) and then just to hem it. The zipper is something I have never done, hoping I do not ruin the dress..
 Look at how much material there is just for the skirt...and that is doubled

The skirt attached to the bodice

The loops for the shoulder buttons. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

50's Dress

So I finally started my dress today. I got all the darts sewn and sewed the front and back together. Next I have to make little loops for the shoulders as it buttons on the shoulders and has a zip on the side..dreading this first time job. Material is gorgeous but I am hoping it does not look too busy.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wartime Utility Apron

So here it is, another apron finally finished. Love the colors together. This one I made in an XL due to so many requests and I added a pocket. These are great for reenactments or truly wearing it to clean around the house or garden. I love mine.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Ok so I did my models hair in an updo and put the turban on and looks great. The first picture shows it tight leaving the tails hang and the other two with the tails tided up. Going to make some in interesting material now but time to finish the apron first, at least I know this works. Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New 1940's Turban

So I have found a new 40's turban, love the pattern. You put it on your head and wrap the two long tails around your head to be tided. My models hair is so long it makes it look droopy, will have to tie her hair up properly and take a good picture but what do you think of this prototype? Will make another in better material too.

Now tied properly.....

On My Way

So here is the start of my larger apron going to try to finish by midweek with all the other chores I have to do. Does not look much right now but will do when I get the edging and straps done. Blue with light green polka dots.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Let's get sewing!

Well I had a spontaneous offer to go on a trip to to Fort Lauderdale with my sister for a week so who can turn that down, fun in the sun on the beach but aching to get back to my sewing, making another 1940's apron in a large size today due to so many requests then on to my summer dress. I will post some pics shortly of my progress. Happy Crafting!