Friday, August 29, 2008

hey there delila....

I love this pattern. I don't generally make a pattern twice in the same season. Fickle girl that I am, once I've seen the pattern come together I am always anxious to start another project. The fabric is vintage (100% cotton) and it feels like silk. I barely had enough. In fact, I mixed the two prints to get the length I needed. I think it turned out great. More photos on my flickr.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Found and reclaimed this gorgeous wool gabardine suit jacket and matching skirt (waist size impossible, who were these tiny women?) from the forties. The jacket is loaded with custom details from the notched lapel to the turned back cuffs on the sleeves. The buttons are covered and they fasten through bound buttonholes. This may have been a custom tailored set. The label reads Frankel's, Des Moines. I love the attention to detail that was so common in clothing of this era. Click on the photo to enlarge if you want a closer look. This is a rare find in this part of the country. Score.
Yes, I will have to redo the waist to wear it :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

summer of the dress continued

I'm not keeping up with my photos. I really have been sewing. I completed the Bella dress and posted to wardrobe refashion here. Then I made the Cassie dress for my sister's class reunion. She got out of here before her photo session. The dress is this simplicity pattern. I made view D in a salmon colored cotton fabric with soft white piping trim. Hopefully I will round her up in the next couple of days for photos.

Sofa Refashion Deax


I'm not sure how to best fix the gouge on the back. I am tempted to slap a fabric patch on; Anthropologie style.
If I had a couple of pillows I'd take a nap