Friday, April 21, 2006

Vintage Pinks

I finished another lace jacket. This one has some pinks.

What do you think?
Thanks for modeling, Katiegirl!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Vintage Whites

Yes, I am sewing! Here is a white dress that I fashioned from a vintage filet crochet yoke some vintage dotted swiss, and a petticoat hem. Getting the proportions right was a little tricky. but once I saw it on Kaitlin I felt really good about it. She said, "Mom, this could be a wedding dress!"

Next is this extremely labor-intensive-but-oh-so-worth-it lace collage jacket. I cut all of the pattern pieces from a water-soluble fabric and then stitched and stitched and stitched a variety of vintage laces on top. Then I put the jacket together on the serger and then dissolved the backing in the washing machine. I just washed it on gentle with warm water and then dried it in the dryer. Sounds dumb, but I wanted to see how durable it was. Didn't it turn out great?

Here is a close-up of the back.

I hope you like these - they were fun to make!