Tuesday, January 08, 2008
New Vintage #14: What I Was Doing New Year's Eve
This is my new favorite dress in the whole world.
I made it with fabric I got for my birthday (Thanks Again, Valerie!)
It is one of my older patterns (early to mid fifties) and it needed no alterations ,which I love because then sewing is really pretty fast. I felt like this one just Flew Together.
It is comfy and effortless and the fabric is so pretty (Joel Dewberry...)
I have been sitting on this project for a little while because of handmade holidays and getting ready for the C is 4Craft shindig. Let's hear it for sewing for yourself ...
I am excited to try more 50's patterns and do some more of my own pattern making.
Part of the reason for no alterations was the fact that this is a wrap dress. Stinkin' Cute. Looser for the "Bigger -Post Holiday-No Girdle in My Stocking -Thank You Very Much" Betty and we will just cinch it on up when I magically become "Bikini Ready- Body of A 20 Year Old" Betty.. (I request that the dubious keep their negativity to themselves.. I am trying to develop will power through positive thinking here, people.)
I love this dress so much I put a Bakelite button on it from my treasured and minuscule horde.
Now that is LOVE people.
(Photo credits are to Michelle... My usual photographer is far too preteen these days to (ugh) take pics of his MOM. eeeeeew.)