Monday, January 21, 2013

Projects come together.

Happy Monday one and all. 

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine started with a long walk to the pet wash so Brian could get nice and clean with his medicated shampoo. He was stellar by the way.

After a chilly few winter weeks (for Los Angeles that is) it was nice to get back to 70 degree sunny days. These past few days have been nice and signaling spring ahead.

Over the weekend I had some of my gal friends come over and give me a slew of mending and alterations. I also fixed a pair of 40s trousers.

It seems the side zipper was a bit extroverted creating a bad line down the pant's front view. 

The flap of the zipper placket folded inward.
The excess folded under and tacked.
I moved over that excess fabric and now the zipper sits just fine compared to the other side of the slacks. I didn't cut away anything because I like to preserve the garment as much as possible.

I also decided to make another beret. I used the last of the un-dyed wool from my raspberry beret, and made a cream one.

Finishing off the details with some branches I bought from JoAnns of all places, I made what I feel is a really stellar example of the repro pattern. I can't get enough of these berets. This is the fourth one I've made and I wear them all.

I also finished my cotton velvet dress. 

I'm still on this wrap dress phase, and this one is one of the more lavish versions. I paneled the drape of the skirt with a bright rayon.

The look of this dress is great, and I even had a matching beret to go with it!

Brain likes it too.

Have a great day!!


Karen said...

Oh, my! I love your dress and the berets you have made. Your blog is wonderful. You are an amazing artist!

Scrapyard Butterfly said...

Your new dog looks like such a sweetie!

Valerie said...

Love your dress and the family portrait with Brian. What a sweet baby!

Nettie said...

I love that outfit!! And your amazing hats!

Shelley J said...

Thanks everyone. I really like the dress. the cotton velvet is so rich and really has a great weight to it, plus it's machine washable!

Nothy Lane said...

Great outfit and I am sooo glad that you have a dog again. Dogs bring so much happiness to our lives...

funwithvintage said...

I love seeing pictures of Brian!

superheidi said...

A new dog! I am way slow catching up on blogreading... you two look like the biggest of pals already!

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