Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Vintage Whites

Yes, I am sewing! Here is a white dress that I fashioned from a vintage filet crochet yoke some vintage dotted swiss, and a petticoat hem. Getting the proportions right was a little tricky. but once I saw it on Kaitlin I felt really good about it. She said, "Mom, this could be a wedding dress!"




















Next is this extremely labor-intensive-but-oh-so-worth-it lace collage jacket. I cut all of the pattern pieces from a water-soluble fabric and then stitched and stitched and stitched a variety of vintage laces on top. Then I put the jacket together on the serger and then dissolved the backing in the washing machine. I just washed it on gentle with warm water and then dried it in the dryer. Sounds dumb, but I wanted to see how durable it was. Didn't it turn out great?






















Here is a close-up of the back.



I hope you like these - they were fun to make!

8 comments:

jessica said...

I have been anxiously awaiting your ‘return’ to see what you have been working on, and you have not disappointed! The jacket is AMAZING!

Bethany said...

Very cool. And I'm glad you're posting again! I love your pieces.

gwensmom said...

Oh my, I cannot tell you how much I like that jacket! Your creations never cease to amaze and inspire.

Barb said...

Yay, so glad you're posting again. I have got to try that melting foundation stuff. Check out the link on my new post--I thought of you immediately. Kaitlin is always so hip with fashion. Can you believe those 80's leggings are back? Oh my, lol.

Ryan said...

I'm so sad i didn't get to see katie while she was in town :( but i LOVE the jacket!

Lizzy said...

This is amazing!..as are all your lovely creations :)

Jeannie said...

Hi, my name is jeannie. I am a knitter/crocheter/crafter. I was just browsing different blogs and came across yours with this gorgeous jacket! I would love to have more detailed instructions if thats possible. I'm a novice at sewing.

Anonymous said...

I love dotted Swiss-and pink ribbons!

-diana (surfed over from BPR, and was excited to see you make such pretty things.)