>First off, thank you all SO much for your super sweet comments on my Queens of Vintage nomination! Hooray! You are all so very sweet, and I was very blessed by your encouraging comments
I’ve had a few sewing projects up my sleeve! After a while of not having an excuse to make something silly, nonsensical, or on a whim, I whipped up two quick projects in the last few days.
After finding some awesome dresses for the Etsy store, I realized I needed a light colored petticoat to photograph them with- my bright orange or black and polka dot skirt just wouldn’t cut it, so I whipped up this little off white petticoat in an evening using fabric and lace I had in the Stash of Doom.
I used Simplicity 3813, which I actually have up in my etsy store right now. I didn’t follow the guide for the ruffles, however, and just made mine up out of straight lengths of tulle edged in a narrow lace.
Last night’s project was a fun wrap dress made from McCall 3514, from 1955. I actually bought this pattern especially for the fabric. The print is called “Housework Whenever” from In the Beginning Fabrics. When it arrived my husband actually asked if I designed it! Hehe- guess it’s very “me”. It’s printed all over with vintage gals like shown in old ads with funny sayings like “A clean house is a sign of a broken sewing machine” and “When I learned how to sew I forgot how to cook”. So fun! For trim I have another fabric from that collection that I cut into bias strips and used for the pockets. The ties are trimmed in a twill tape printed to look like a tape measure that I picked up at a local quilting store, Fat Quarters.
And finally, the project that never ends. I put this down for a while because of Christmas prep, but I’ve been slowly ticking away at Matt’s Regency tailcoat. The inside fronts are almost finished- which is good, cause I’ve got less than a month until the event and still don’t even have a ballgown for myself!
Guess that’s it here! Hope everyone’s having a lovely week so far!