Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Holy Goodness I'm Out of Control

So, my plan to take a picture every few days of things I've been sewing all last week didn't exactly go according to plan.  Therefore, pictures out the wazoo on this post.  Honestly, besides working and musical practices 3 times a week, all I have been doing is sew sew sew.  Sometimes, I even get on the ball in sewing and don't even realize the time and before I know it, it is 2 A.M. and I have to get up for work at 8.  Needless to say, my body hates me and curses me in the morning.  Yikes! I need  to stop doing that.  I only have a few more things I want to make before we leave for Michigan on Friday, but I'm not sure if I will have time with all the baking I have planned as well.  I need to start doing some of those 5 hour shot thingies and work straight through the nights.  Also, tonight was my grandmother's 90th birthday and tomorrow is my grandfather's 89th birthday.  They had a big dinner party tonight for family and some friends. I appointed myself official picture taker since I have my nifty new totally awesome camera.  However, at one point during the night my mother mentioned she still didn't think it took that true to life pictures like I wanted.  And I scoffed.  And I told her she was quite mistaken. And I told her no more of her blasphemy.  She was quiet about it for the rest of the night.   And, yep, that's all I am going to say.  Short and sweet for once, lol.
Oh my goodness, is this picture not priceless.  I couldn't resist putting it on here because it just pure joy for everyone in it:D
This was the first 1930's dress I have made/owned.  I absolutely love the detailing and the pleating, though it did give me some difficulties.  I finished it about 10 minutes before we left for dinner.  Talk about cutting it close. Yikes!
Jeez louise.  This is becoming a habit of mine, having a token picture of Dexter in every picture.  But, honestly, could you resist that face?

And now on to my sewing adventures for the past week:
1960's sheath dress.  I don't wear or make 1960's outfits very often because, to be quite blunt, they are very very boring with nothing special about them at all. 
I love love love how this came out.  It was my first adventuring using vintage fabric, which was difficult to cut out because there were various holes I had to work around.  But all that hassle was worth it in the end.
I am pretty much in love with high waisted shorts.  I think they do wonders for one's figure and they are so flattering and stylish.  The crop top is made with reproduction feedsack fabric.  Cute, yes?
I actually made this 60's sailor top awhile ago but never got around to taking a picture of it.  I made it out of linen so it is perfect for a cooler summer day. 

My super cool 1940's pajamas made with vintage kitty fabric.  Yay for kitties.  I don't like cats at all in real life, but on fabric they are quite nice and adorable.  I altered this pattern quite a bit, like adding 3 tucks instead of 2 pleats, and short sleeves instead of long sleeves.  Also, imagine 4 buttons closing the shirt... I just haven't gotten to that yet. Darn that darn hand sewing.  The bane of my existence.  The pebble in my shoe. 
Again, this is a blouse that you have to imagine the mother of pearl buttons being there.  They will be soon, I promise.  This blouse took quite a while because of the detailed rows of stitching it had all over the place, but I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  Also, the shorts are another pair of high waisted ones.  These are a lightweight khaki, and I made the same pattern in white as well...which are not quite done with. 

Tada.  That's it.  For now at least.  I'm not sure if I will get to another post before we leave, but hopefully I will be able to blog a bit while in Michigan.  It's with my mom's side of the family at my uncle's house so expect lots of beautiful family pictures with pretty ponds, trees, campfires...oh my I can't wait.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Midriff! Scandalous!