Friday, November 12, 2010

Vintage Vogue Pattern and Store Preview

 Well, I'm sitting here watching my weekly dose of Degrassi (my guilty pleasure) and I realized I haven't done a blog post in almost 2 weeks.  In fact, I've barely read any of the blogs that I follow in that amount of time either.  Yikes!  That's a buttload of reading to catch up on.  To catch you up in about 2 sentences, last weekend I went with my lovely parents to a humongo Antique Mall in Springfield (also the home of my very favorite flea market which is next week).  I found several vintage dresses and 2 pairs of shoes, some of which will go in my store (previews below).  I also worked on and finished my very first vintage Vogue pattern.  It was relatively major snafus or anything which surprises me.  I've sewn with many current Vogue patterns and I find the instructions to be extremely difficult and confusing- this coming from someone who has been sewing for over 15 years, so I was pleasantly surprised.  I feel like this might be a pattern I will use again.  I like the way it fits and looks on me, and finally a full skirt that came out the way it was supposed to be (and I just remembered you probably have no idea what I'm talking about since I never did a post about the dress I made last weekend which had some major snafus- that will come shortly I guess :O).  And tonight, we had a lovely family dinner at a very nice local restaurant where I had a yummy veal and lump crab dinner and creme brulee for dessert.  And tomorrow I go to the mall for the first time in almost a year.  Yikes!  Oh, and I won a Lovely Blog Award.... I will be doing that post soon, I'm too tired to do it tonight:D 

I found this pair of NOS 1940's shoes, but they are very small on my large feet.  Boo. 
Also, I went through all my hats and decided to sell about 15 of them so as soon as I get those photographed those will be up in my store too.  I am going to work on listing things tomorrow.
I guess you can't really see the detailing in this adorable dress.  It has an inverted pleat on both the front and back center section and also has additional pleating on both sides.  It also has a center zipper which was the first time I have encounter such a thing and I'm not sure if I like it.  I sadly ran out of fabric before I could cut out the belt, so I'm not sure what to do because I do have a super duper cute belt buckle that matches the buttons to use.  Hmm.  I've been remarathing (for the 4th time) Dark Angel while sewing this week.  Has anyone seen any good movies (new or old) that they want to recomend?  I'm always looking for new things to watch while sewing. 


Vivian V. Dimples said...

That dress looks amazing! You could always make the belt a contrasting colour, the same as your polka dots. Then match you hat and shoes to that.

Have you ever seen The Girl Can’t Help It? It’s fun, romantic, an amazing sound track and dresses you would die for.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

wow. I love everything in this entry. I love the hats and the dresses and the shoes. great job on the dress.