Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Vintage # 12: Domestic Bliss

Here we go! I am climbing back on the New Vintage Pony ... with Gusto! Top is Simplicity Pattern 1625 circa 1956 or so.. Done in Amy Butler fabric. I love this pattern. Fits like a glove.
Hardly any alterations needed.
The sleeves ( armbands?) were tricky to position and I did end up taking it in across the top of the chest a bit... but really that is minor compared to some other patterns I have attempted.

Cute how it matches my home made tomatillo Salsa Verde, don't you think?
The skirt is designed by me, based on the very cute
"Sew What? Skirts" book.
I did baste the pleats a few times on this one.
But I love that it is so poofy.

Made entirely of recycled fabrics, including a thrift store tablecloth,
with a fun fringe hem.
I have a house on the front panel
and a couple standing under a tree on the rear.

That's right, people, with little effort, you can have it all.

Finally:
I am so thankful for all the comments on the "Blog Laundry post"..
You guys are the best. I think blogging is such fun most of the time, that it catches us off guard when it starts to feel funky.

Over the last several days it has felt the way I hoped it always will. Like a big bunch of friends who just haven't had the chance to meet yet.

Thanks again for that!

28 comments:

Gwen said...

Very, very cute! I love all of your vintage sewing! I think that it is so cool that women are sewing again, and using vintage fabrics and patterns. I used to sew all of my clothes, back when it was economical to do that, fabric prices have changed a lot...

I love the idea of using tablecloths and other found fabric, so original and creative.

I love reading your blog!

Junie Moon said...

It's a great top and looks wonderful with the skirt. The photos of you modeling your new outfit in the garden are really nice--I love "action" photos.

I really appreciate your blog and fresh ways of looking at life--so very inspiring. Blogging is new to me but I'm having such a grand time. I'm learning a lot and making new friends--what blessings I'm reaping.

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh my you're so cute! Love the top and the skirt! And you!

futuregirl said...

So adorable! And, I like the skirt and top, too. ;)

Emy said...

So cute! It's so neat to see how an actual sewn garment looks compared to the illustration! Different, but the same.

capello said...

cute lil mama!

(so my husband has mentioned i should make some of my own clothes. and i'm plus sized... uh... what to do?)

jungle dream pagoda said...

That skirt is superdy-duper cute! I'll bet the homemade salsa verde is yummy too!

amanda button said...

CUTENESS! The outfit is too fab, and that skirt is just AMAZING!

Kerry said...

What a darling little garden sprite! - oh that's Bethany in her latest creation(s)! Hurray!

kirsten schueler said...

you are brave to sew those old patterns. i just looked at them and was thinking, "there is no way that would fit me! my waist is SO NOT that small!" but i think they made those drawings a bit unrealistic anyways! you are so creative!

LaurieG said...

Love the New Vintage. You're my heroine -- I wish I could do what you do. So I come here to see you.

amy said...

love the top and skirt! the salsa looks yummy, too! great job!

Violette Crumble said...

I may need to borrow and trace that pattern from you at some point when I have time for personal projects once again. It's perfect.

Sonya said...

YOU are amazing oh Bethany. I mean, tomatilla salsa! It is a top of cuteness. I have a tablecloth that is screaming for a skirt to be made. Great seeing you today.

Brandy said...

You are so dang cute!~ Always love you photoshoots! Love the top and the skirt. They fit you well!

Heidi Ann said...

Okay, now that is SEW CUTE!! And, yes, I do love how it matches your Salsa Verde! You are so clever, and I love your accompanying photos.

Claire said...

adorable as usual, my friend!

sulu-design said...

Ride that New Vintage Pony, 'cause no one else rides it like you! Of course, the shirt and the skirt are super cute, and I always love your fabulous poses. Well done!

Angelina said...

I've seen this pattern around for quite a long time and always thought it was so cute-now I can see that it's true. This is one of my favorite outfits I've ever seen you in.

Good Girls Studio said...

That skirt is tooo stink'n cute!

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

wow, I have lots of vintage patterns that I never seem to get round to using, I'm not sure my sewing skill is up to scratch either!

There is a particularly fab evening dress, maybe one day.....

Kelley said...

Great inspiring blog - I'm ready to race to the thrift store!

Deb G said...

What a great outfit! I am loving the "Sew What? Skirts" book. I've made two skirts using (sorta) it's directions. I'm going to work on a shirt made with a table cloth this weekend. Always an adventure for me!

The Fairy Godmother said...

How very orginal, brilliant.

A Fanciful Twist said...

Hello Miss cute and sexy in one package girl. Love your top and pics!! I just love it when you share like this!!! Did you trim your braids?? Youa re too cute! Love the setting you live in too. I am jealous of the green!! xxo

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Mary Helen said...

Great skirt and top! I have a stash of vintage patterns I've been squirreling away until the day I worked up the courage to actually use one of them... You're blog makes me want to try!!

Lizy said...

I love readin your blog..great post.Your outfit looks wonderful.Your green colour skirt is
fabulous.You look cute with this hair style.

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