simplicity 3430

if you are making things that go on this blog, and you haven’t watched pushing daises, you are doing something wrong. anna friel’s character chuck has the GREATEST wardrobe EVER! its all very very 1950′s and 1960′s vintage, right on down to her underwear! i watched the entire series on netflix a while back and fell head over heels in love with this dress

isn’t that amazing? ugh, i needed it. i needed it bad. i had that photo saved on my computer since i saw the episode… but i haven’t had the right amount of fabric to make it until now. (everything i make is from recycled, salvaged or vintage fabrics and linens so yardage isn’t always what i hope for) last week my momma bought me a set of curtains and they became this beast:

i can hear the heavenly ”aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” every time i look at it

i am NEVER taking this off! it was a pretty tough dress to make. figuring out how to put in the zipper without taking away from the bubble skirts volume was a little tricky, but i figured it out. i also was able to add in pockets! woop! woop!

to make this i used simplicity 3430 for the top and simplicity 7995 for the bottom, and drafted the bubble myself. i had to make mine a little less big and dramatic than the original, because i do not have killer long legs. i have litte short ones and am not nearly as tall. argggggh. however– i think my fabric is cooler! sorta. at least for fall it is!

just LOOK at that texture!

in all, i think this is the best thing i have ever made. i love it! im wearing it to a wedding tonight, so hopefully i will have good photos in it later on! more on my blog like always!
xoxo,
christine

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well, i have been a busy, busy girl this month! in addition to my normal load of halloween and ren fair costumes, i also get ready to participate in a big makers market in the middle of the month! unfortunately the market got cancelled due to rain (in texas! woop! it was worth it) so i have all these dresses waiting in my closet for the next market in november! all of the dresses are 100% recycled, from the fabric to the zippers, and all (but one) are from vintage patterns!

ok, so before you look, know this-
i whipped these all out PLUS about 10 more pieces AND taught my friend kiki how to silk screen in only 36 hours! HOLLAAAAAAAAA! it was the most incredibly productive day without sleep of all time!

simplicity 9152 


simplicity 4270 

mccalls 7647

advance 9648

simplicity 4270 

mccalls 4003

simplicity 3430

so i’m pretty happy with how these all came out! a few are up in my etsy store, and i already sold the star wars dress and the pretty red tweed dress! i have a few more dresses i need to post, so as sooooon as i’m done with laundry, ill hop on it!

more on my blog as usual!
xoxo,
christine

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