Showing posts with label dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dress. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Cables || Paisley

Back in February I mentioned that I'd bought a serger. I used it to sew a dress (and many more things since then) that turned out a little too big for me. I let it sit for the past six months and just a few days ago took it out of my closet and decided to fit it. I don't have much experience fitting things. At all. I put the dress inside out on my dress form and pulled the side seams until the dress was snug and pinned it together. Next, I followed the pins with a chalk liner and serged the new edges. It fit perfectly! 


I wish I had taken pictures of the process, but I only have a couple of outfit pictures from after church. I used a paisley quilting cotton that I can't remember the name of now. I'm getting a little braver with prints and vintage inspired. This is a very busy print, but I'm happy with how the dress turned out, even though it took six months to finish.  

Last week I went a little crazy with sewing and made a couple other articles of clothing. I haven't had a chance to take pictures of them yet, so check back next week to see what else I've made. :)



Saturday, June 21, 2014

1 Maxi 3 Days || Day 2

Today I sort of had it in mind to wear my skirt as a dress even though I pulled out a shirt when I was putting the outfit together. The elastic on this skirt fits so well that I didn't feel like I needed a tank top underneath and the cardigan made it unnecessary as well, so it was a strapless "dress." I was actually surprised at how much I liked the look! I would never have tried it if I hadn't take part in Ashely's challenge from her blog, http://www.bramblewoodfashion.com.


Skirt: Family Dollar
Belt: Charlotte Russe
Cardigan: gift
Shoes: I got them so long ago that I can't remember!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1940s Hair and Makeup Look

It's Tuesday again! Hello and thank you so much to those of you who are new followers within these past couple of weeks! Thanks to those of you who have left some lovely comments as well! 

This past week I've spent most, if not all of my crafting time knitting a shawl for my friend's birthday which is now going to be a late birthday present. While I knit or crochet I usually like to watch tv. I had gone right through seasons 1 and 2 of the Dick Van Dyke Show just after Christmas. After that I downloaded the Spotify App which I listened to endlessly for weeks finding new (to me) songs; Traditional folk songs, 1930s through 50s popular music, and beautifully arranged hymns. However, this week I decided to scan through the movie collection at the library and find some new (to me) movies. --Are you noticing a trend?-- 

I checked out some Doris Day and Deborah Kerr movies. I love makeup from the 1940s and 50s and I used to dress up every so often in my spare time. I hadn't dressed up for a few years now and the movies sort of out me in the mood to for it so I decided dressing up would be something fun to do after work and post about today! I was also inspired to do so from Katrina's recent post on her Edelweiss Patterns Blog. If you haven't heard of it yet, I highly recommend that you go take a look!

I used this YouTube tutorial as a rough guideline for my look: Historically Accurate: 1940s Makeup Tutorial
And here are the results!




The vintage dress I'm wearing is for sale in my Etsy shop! (There's a link just under the blog title.)

The make up I'm wearing is:
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream:Light 4-5
Maybelline Coverstick Concealer: Fair
Elf Eyeshadow Primer: Sheer
Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow: Not Just Nudes
Almay Eyeliner: Black Brown
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara: Brownish Black
New York Color Powder Blush: Central Park Pink
Love My Lips: Creme Cherry

I'm thinking about posting a third time during the week with some sort of fun fashion thing. I figured I'd do sort of a test post today before I decide since I posted about yarn last Friday anyway. I'd love to know what you all think about that idea. Don't forget to check back this Friday for the next Favorite Things post!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Black Pants

I have two pairs of black pants that would be lovely for the winter months at my two new jobs where I don't actually have a set uniform at either! I'm so excited! No more polo shirt day after day after day! Finally some variety, which is ,indeed, the spice of life. 
(Now I will continue this post about two pairs of pants that are the same color. Uh...yeah...variety...)

As I was saying, these pants would be lovely for the winter months, they each need some minor alterations. One pair simply need to be shortened. The other pair needs the legs thinned? I'm sure there's a different word for that, but it's midnight and I'm just thinking about having to get up at 6:30am. To keep it simple for my own mind I just call it "taken up and taken in."  The latter pair is about  10 years old, has ridiculously wide legs and been on stage in many a high school chorus concert.

I just thought I would post a short, no pun intended, preview of the latter pair of pants. The"taken ins." When I said they were wide legged I was not kidding. I figured they would be better trimmed down a bit so I don't lose any children in my pant legs during story time at the library. Somewhat a la Mother Ginger in the Nutcracker.

Picture from: http://www.nutcrackerballet.net/html/washington.html

Well, here is a very impromptu before of the pants. I guess they're not quite Mother Ginger proportions...but close!