simplicity 7995

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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morning of the skirts

by christine on November 7, 2011 · 3 comments

in 1960s,1970s

hey there folks! i woke up this morning and decided with fall already here, it might be time to start whipping up some separates to layer once the cold weather arrives… so i pulled out this pattern that i got this weekend,

and made two skirts! the first is from some almost denim weight fabric i have had about a year. it’s horses, what girl doesn’t like horses? amiright?!


the second skirt (my favorite of the two) is from some fabric a friend of mine gave me earlier this year.

i didn’t really do anything fancy with the second skirt. just a side zip… but the first skirt has some nice top stitching and i added in a center back zipper instead of the side. they both came out great!
i got a lot of new patterns this weekend from my momma…. so expect a few more posts (hopefully) this week!
more on my blog as usual!

xoxo
christine

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