Tuesday, July 30, 2013

More 40's Turbans.....

                                   I love wearing these!  

This one is made of 100% cotton and I love the orange with the flowers, so feminine and cute. Tied in a bow

This one is also 100% cotton and the purple cherries are so retro. Tied in a knot

1950's Dress (2)

Well one more dress...this one is a Wiggle Dress and I had a lot of fun making this one and it was very easy and fits great.

This again was made with 100% cotton, is a V neck and back. The pattern is 

'New Style' Mail Order 3118. I think I could have come in a little more at the waste, maybe a total of a half inch but when I sit down, I think not as it hugs perfectly and I can still breath. If I took more in, I think it would be too tight when sitting. 



A really classy dress and easy to make. I am going to try some other types of material and make a couple more, I know these can be very versatile.

And one of me just being darn Silly!!!!

Here is the picture of the pattern, you can make a wee jacket too which would be great for cooler nights!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

1950's Dress

I finally finished my dress and had a sunny day to take some pictures.

This is made from pattern Vogue Vintage 8789. It was very easy to make, I used nearly 5 yards of material in the skirt alone. I bought a two layer petticoat for underneath THEN I hemmed it as I did not want the waterfall look on the skirt, I wanted the skirt to just come over the petticoat so it had a nice drape look and wow! I am pleased with it. I used very soft 100% cotton in blue floral and it really does work well with the dress.

Here is a close up shot of the button detail on the shoulders.

And one of me just being very silly!!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

1940's Trousers

   Now on to some awesome trousers I have been wanting to make for a long time. NEVER made trousers so this will be interesting but going to give it a go. I bought some grey material that hangs lovely, did not pay a lot ($1.50) a yard on sale so hoping they turn out ok.

   I have cut the material out and will start sewing tomorrow.

New Turban

   So while waiting for the petticoat for my 50's dress so I can post a nice picture of the dress in it's best look, I made this turban. I really do like how they turn out and this is such pretty material.