Much to announce today.
First order of business is that again over the week I will be listing some of my past creations in my etsy shop. These are dresses I actually *love*, ones that Ive spent extra time and care on to make something just right. But as the old saying goes, I like groceries.
Next order of business is the awesome dress I keep eluding to. I dragged a friend fabric shopping last week and went to my favorite fabric store. I was elated they had the fabrics I wanted for the dress on my last visit, but this visit, the lady was out of one of the two colors I wanted. I was crestfallen, but then, she went in back and pulled out one final yard of white linen she had. It was meant to be because one yard was all I needed. I purchased the black and white linen for the dress and this week I plan on starting the project.
From now on, you can refer to it as the Gardenia Dress.
Truth be told, I went fabric shopping to get fabric for my sport dress. I still wanted to make it in that golden yellow I drew for the repro cover. I think that suits the style so well. Dyeing the fabric was out, as I Dont have the space, but the more I thought on it, I could dye the *finished* garment! Make it in white, then turn it golden yeller'.
Perfect. Only, there was no more white linen, BUT, I found 4 yards of this amazing ribbed rayon with a sick drape! Oh, it was meant to be!
Also at my favorite fabric spot, I came a cross this amazing handkerchief linen in a very lovely 30s type print. Im thinking of making the bolero for the sport dress out of it. How perfect would that be?
I HAD to get it. I also picked up this amazing cotton as well.
I got one yard of this with the intention of using it as a contrasting panel in another WWII dress.
Last order of business is one more dress.
This one is special. Not only is it my newest repro, but Im going to make it in a kick ass handkerchief linen, then dye it scarlet. Thanks Amy for the encouragement!
Woweeeeeeee Lady Day, those dresses are absolutely gorgeous! I love the top two especially, so beautifully made. And the fabric, swoonsville! The yellow is so lovely and that linen print, can't wait to see those sewn up :)ReplyDelete
Your dresses are gorgeous! I particularly like the first one. I'm terribly envious of that print you got for the bolero!ReplyDelete
Wow! I'm so excited for you that you found the perfect yellow fabric, and that gray print is going to be fabulous over it! What kind of bolero? I think one of those cape/swing bolero's would be perfect (but I'm not sewing it).ReplyDelete
I love your newest repro! That is fabulous - nothing like a little red to make you feel like you can take on the world!
Can't wait to see them all!
those prints are fantastic!!!ReplyDelete
Your productivity is amazing! You've made so many things over the past couple months I've been following your blog. I'm just amazed. I can hardly wait to see the transformation of these fabrics into completed garments. :)ReplyDelete
Also, that first dress with the white piping is incredible. I looked through your patterns but didn't see it - is the pattern available? Will it be available? I'm afraid that I'm just enough smaller than you that it wouldn't fit, even if I managed to be the one who purchased it!
Awesome! Tell us how the scarlet dye job went, I'd love to know. I'm a huge fan of dye jobs, but I've always been too scared to try it on my handmade garments. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.ReplyDelete
Thanks ladies. Im so still on the fence about posting that first dress in my store. Its a navy seersucker with cream piping and I do so lurv it.ReplyDelete
-dotted lines, that dress is indeed a repro, this one, http://www.etsy.com/listing/44490692/nvl-1930s-vintage-reproduction-day-dress
Excellent! That one is already next on my list of To Buy, and now I know what I need to make it! :)ReplyDelete