Thursday, October 25, 2012

A dress made of dresses?

If you were a fan of Seinfeld, you'll remember Kramer's coffee table book about coffee tables, that turns into a coffee table. And I had a similar thought when I saw this adorable fabric on fabric.com.


Would it be too crazy to make a 50s shirtwaist dress out of this?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Having summer thoughts

Daylight saving has arrived, going home from work in the sunlight is just so much more pleasant! And I'm dreaming of swimsuits again.

Currently, I'm working on a Butterick retro resissue pattern. I'm using a balinese print fabric I bought in Bali earlier this year. I was a little intimidated by the bold dark pattern when I got it home, but I'm actually really happy with how it's working out.



I also have a playsuit pattern on the way, which I'm planning to make up in a fabulous 1950's vintage fabric I bought recently. It was expensive so I've really thought hard about what it needs to become. And the playfulness of the design just screamed 'playsuit with wrapskirt'. I love this v-neck version.



I'm kicking myself that I missed out on this pattern on E-Bay recently because I can't stop dreaming about this swimsuit and the divine cover-up - how great is that neckline? I reminds me of Jean Seberg in Bonjour Tristesse.


Gertie just asked her readers what we thought of her doing a swimsuit pattern? I say Yes, Yes, Yes! And please make it one like this one!

Enjoy your day, and I hope its warm wherever you are.