Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I'm afraid I might have hit a round bump with the entire project though and it makes me heart broken to think so. I dyed the dress tonight, and while it turned out okay (and I think I got the discolouration to even out enough that it is not noticeable; though really I won't be able to tell until it's dry) I found that the washing machine tore a hole in the fabric.
That's right, there is a hole the middle of my 65+ year old fabric... several seams came undone, and I ruined the belt (which I can just recreate), but for the life of me I'm not certain yet, how I will get around this. it's located right in the middle of the back section, and anything I can think to do will be something easily seen.
Wish me luck, I am not sure what I'm going to pull out of my hat for this one.
Friday, February 19, 2010
This little number, called, "Bella" is inspired by a friends daughter. My friend loves newsboy hats, and her son always wears them. It got me to thinking how cute little girls would be in them, and so I decided to give it a go.... Another friend graciously lent me the use of her daughter for modeling purposes. For some crazy reason I didn't think it'd sell as well being modeled by my children. Feel free to hop on over here to check out more darling pictures of her (and the hat!)
Curious what I'm sewing all these new goodies on? How's about the lovely new machine Hubby bought me. Seriously, nothing says, " I love you" in my language than new sewing goodies. No joke! Check this baby out.
This is the Singer Futura 250 and it's amazing. I am convinced I could sew just about anything in the world on this little bit of heaven. Which is why I finally have the confidence to take on my first ever, 'refashion'.
What is refashioning, you might wonder? It's where you take an old article of clothing and make it into something new and lovely. I have wanted to try my hand at it for a while, but with my old machine, work horse though it was, the poor dear just wasn't up to such an adventure. Over ten years ago I bought this amazingly fun dress at a thrift store that hails from the late thirties/early forties. It, however, was not in the best condition, what with some major fabric discolouration, missing notions, and a few other thing. And while it's cute, wear it as is minus condition problems would look more like wearing a costume rather than wearing a darling vintage piece that would work in today's fashion world. So, after ten years of it sitting packed away, I am going to give it a pretty major over haul and add it to my collection of everyday goodies. Stay tuned for pictures, it ought to be great.
That's it for now friends. Hope you enjoyed the renewal of eye candy a la mon blog. Maybe I will take Sunday to get over most of the pictures and blog about what we've been doing in the last month.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
You would never believe that she made this dress for all of $2.50 out of an ugly old thing from Goodwill.
I would love to be able to refashion like that!
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wanna help a good cause?
Wanna see me (or at least pictures after the fact of me) jump into a freezing cold river, in a rather silly costume?
Got some extra dollars laying around the house (I know a lot of us don't seem to, but go raid your sofa cushions!)
Then why not help out the Special Olympics Oregon..............
You can donate here: Linky!
I will be taking the plunge for a good cause, and figured that those not interested in jumping in a frigid river for a good cause could help out in a little less extreme way.
We really do have the power to make a difference; even by small means.
Friday, February 5, 2010
I will try to get a proper update up soon... but here are some fun things to look forward to.
A new Motorcycle...