Project announcements!

In my eyes, Nick Cave can do no wrong.

Alright its summer, and since Ive sold most of my summer dresses, I figure I need to make some more. I haven't been sewing these past weeks. Ive needed to work on some other creative projects which are coming along, but I do need some dresses for the hot weather.

Thats partly the reason, the other was I had no fabric. But, the beauty of living where I do is that in downtown there is this fantastic fabric district where you can bet fabric by the pound. Of which Im not kidding. One store, Michael Lavine, has a loft where they take their remnants and if you don't mind digging, you can find some great fabrics.

So here are my projects for the next few weeks.

Ive put the blouses on the back burner because they are rayon, and I need cotton. Im still working on my 20s dress that I posted a few weeks ago. Its nearly complete, I just put it on the back burner. Im going to try and finish it this week.

Also, my awesome dress I eluded to is still in my thoughts. I just hadn't found the right fabric for it until my last fabric excursion when I came across two fabrics that would work perfectly. I just have to save a bit to get them.

But here is the pattern Im using as a template. I know, you look at it and you think, "How in the world is THAT awesome?!" Oh, dont worry, it will be.

Im going back to my WWII dress with some solid color staples. I found these fabrics at the loft I mentioned for $2 a pound!

I haven't decided on the contrasting panel colors yet, but Ill look through my current stash to see what I have. The two below are both cotton. I forget the name of this weave, but the linen below is the same weave.

Cotton eyelet for $1 a yard. You can hate me now.

A calico cotton seersucker. Im also going to make breeches from this fabric too. Squeee!

This linen I am going to make from the dress too, but seeing someone else experiment with rick rack and seeing how awesome and undertoned the garment came out made me decide to give it a try. I never rightly know how to use it, but while shopping I came across this all cotton rick rack and well, I said what the hell. For the contrasting fabric on the pattern Im going to use some vintage cotton I have. I think these will work out rightly well.

Also while at the loft, I came across three pieces of a lovely dark kaki linen which will be PERFECT for my Du Barry suit but safari themed!

Oh! I cant wait. Its going to look so cute!

Also as I try and make all of my repro patterns, Ive cut out my WWII apron. I just have to put it together.

And lastly Im going to make a few more roses from my repro pattern. At my vintage getaway one of the ladies gave me the silk lining from a 19th century garment.

It was just too lovely to throw out, so I backed the shattering silk to red tissue paper. I first tried linen, but that didn't work. Now the silk handles like paper, but its translucent and so lovely and Goth. I think the roses are going to look spectacular.

So thats what's been in the works. Ill keep you all posted!

1 comment:

  1. Nick Cave= LOVE. I think he was first musician crush as a teenager.

    I can't wait to see the 20's dress. I keep feeling like I don't have the body for 20's clothes (too curvy and pear shaped) but maybe not.

    The apron will be darling.

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