Desires

Projects in my head and on my wish list!

This frock is absolutely gorgeous AND I can crochet the medallions!  It should be fairly simple to find a vintagy dress pattern with a jewel neckline, cone pockets, bias binding, crochet thread and get busy.

1930's dress with crochet trim

This sun dress speaks to me.  I’d like to see the neckline a skosh lower for my frame though.  The skirt is no biggie.  I’d have to do a toile for the midriff.  I think it is the focal point of the frock.  Then again, check out that neckline detail.

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50s Sun Dress

As my girl Trish says, “Sew together squares of thrifted tees.  Might be able to knock this off in a colorful way.  Awesome idea!”  I am wondering if I can pull this off with my vintage 1925 sewing machine though.  It has no stretch stitch.  Then again, Alabama Chanin mentions sewing jersey knit fabric by hand.  Perhaps I could do that! This skirt just looks oh so comfy and soft.

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Alabama_Chanin

I see  a skirt embellished partially or the skirt portion of a dress embellished with coloured bias tape.  This is Alabama Chanin’s rendition of Mary Adam’s design.

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Wowsers, in colour.

AC Bias Party Skirt

I’ll be this baby would weigh a ton, LOL, but be oh so worth it!

AC Red Bias Skirt

Clearly I have a “skirt” thing.  Tuppence’s skirts made my brain go gaaa gaaaa.  I usually do not like full circle skirts.  I would like to pull this one off in a 3/4 or 1/2  circle skirt.

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Photo credit: Tuppence Ha’penny

The only thing I like as much as a sassy skirt is a shirtwaist.  You younguns might know them as shirtdresses.  Want to talk versatility, style, and timeless design.  Turn to the shirtwaist for all of that.  🙂  This one made of African design fabric . . . please . . .  shut your mouth.  I am sew going to make one for ME.

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African-inspired shirtwaist. Now THAT’S ingenious!

Stay tuned because I have a heapa buncha projects that I’d like to tackle.  The only thing that stands between me and them is MONEY! A small thing.

Cheers,

lyric-siggie-purple-cute

 

 

Sobriety from electronic sewing machines since 2012

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  1. Pingback: A Thriftastic Day! | Sew Lyrically Vintage

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